Morphology and Morphometric Study of the Lateral Ventricles Using Computerized Tomography

  • JD Usman
  • GH Yunusa
  • SA Saidu
  • SM Bello
  • AD Zagga
  • A Bello
  • A Abdulhameed
  • SS Bello
  • AA Tadros
Keywords: Age, variation, measurement, lateral ventricles, CT, Sokoto, Nigeria


Background: The aim of this work is to study the morphology and morphometry of normal lateral ventricles using CT scan.
Methodology: All available brain CT scans of subjects done in the Radiology Department of the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital (UDUTH) Sokoto, Nigeria, from 2003 - 2008 (a 5-year period) and reported as normal by the Radiologist, were recruited for the study. Measurement was made with Dragon V3.1.1 Philips and Neusoft Medical System Company Limited software. The software provides a meter rule with which measurements were done.
Results: A total of one hundred and fifty-two (152) CT scan examinations of the subjects were reviewed in this study. Of this number 100 (65.79%) examinations were of males and 52(34.21%) examinations were of females. (M: F ratio = 2:1).
Conclusion: There was no statistically significant difference in the length of the frontal and occipital horns, body, as well as the anteroposterior extent of the right and left lateral ventricles among the age groups (p? 0.05).

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