Morphometric study of Anterior Horn of the lateral ventricle of the brain and its correlation with age, gender and side: A CT study

Authors

  • Ravi Keshri Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Hi Tech Medical College and Hospital, Rourkela, India,

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51168/sjhrafrica.v5i6.1245

Keywords:

Morphometric Analysis, Lateral Ventricle, Enlargement

Abstract

Background: The anterior horn of the ventricles undergoes peculiar changes as the brain ages. Enlargement of the ventricle horn has been associated with advanced ageing. This study attempts to correlate the ventricle size with age, gender and side of the hemisphere.

Method: This was a prospective observational study in which 250 computed tomography images of the brain were analyzed thoroughly. The anterior horn of the lateral ventricle was measured using a dicomworks software. The age range of the participants was 20–80 years.

Results: The anterior horn of the ventricle increased in size for both hemispheres as age increased, especially at the age of 61–80 years. Men had a larger anterior horn compared to women. The anterior horn of the lateral ventricle on the left side is enlarged compared to the anterior horn on the right side.

Conclusion: The anterior horn of the lateral ventricle is prone to enlargement if it is from the left side, in the male gender, and as the age increases, the enlargement of the ventricle horn becomes prominent.

Recommendation: while diagnosed with neurological diseases, enlargement of the lateral ventricles should be analysed as per the age and gender of the patients

Published

2024-06-30

How to Cite

Keshri, R. . (2024). Morphometric study of Anterior Horn of the lateral ventricle of the brain and its correlation with age, gender and side: A CT study. Student’s Journal of Health Research Africa, 5(6). https://doi.org/10.51168/sjhrafrica.v5i6.1245

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Section

Section of General Medicine Research