GROWTH PATTERN OF MAXIMUM TRANSVERSE DIAMETER OF CERVICAL ENLARGEMENT OF SPINAL CORD WITH THE GESTATIONAL AGE IN INDIAN HUMAN FOETUSES
Maheshwari T. P.
Introduction: Foetal anatomy has become very special now a days due to application of surgery before birth for the treatment of lethal disorders (1). Detailed information about the pattern of growth of spinal cord and parameters of spinal cord in foetuses were lacking in literature. Readings of Maximum Transverse Diameter of Cervical Enlargement of Spinal Cord in different Gestational Age will help for the assesment of growth pattern of spinal cord in Indian Human Foetuses. Materials and Methods: The foetuses under consideration were taken after permission from ethical committee for the specific study. Laminectomy was performed to open vertebral canal from behind and spinal cords were removed for the measurement of Maximum transverse diameter of Cervical Enlargement with the help of Vernier calipers under standard conditions. Result and Conclusion: There was significant increment of Maximum Transverse Diameter of Cervical Enlargement of Spinal Cord from Group III onward in Indian Human Foetuses.
Keywords: Human foetuses, Spinal cord, Cervical enlargement.
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