World Neurosurg 2022 Jul 19;163:e53-e58. Epub 2022 Feb 19.
Department of Structural & Cellular Biology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Department of Surgery, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Department of Neurosurgery and Ochsner Neuroscience Institute, Ochsner Health System, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Department of Anatomical Sciences, St. George's University, St. George's, Grenada, West Indies; University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
Introduction: The petrooccipital fissure (POF) has relevance to skull base approaches, various tumors and craniosynostoses, and some cases of age-related hearing loss. However, the prevalence of fusion and classification of such is rarely found in the extant medical literature.
Methods: One-hundred and 10 dry human skulls (220 sides) were used for this study. Read More