Morphological Investigations of the Occipital Area in Adult American Staffordshire Terriers
Maciej Janeczek , Aleksander Chrószcz , Albert Czerski
AbstractMorphological investigations into the occipital area were carried out on the skulls of 24 adult American Staffordshire Terriers. The dorsal notch was found in one skull. The normal height (h) and width (W) of the foramen magnum was measured, and the foramen magnum index was calculated. In the case of the presence of the dorsal notch, total height (H) and normal height (h) of foramen magnum were measured, and dorsal notch height (N) was estimated. The mean value of the foramen magnum index (FMIa=W/H×100) was 82.7. The foramen magnum index with the exception of the skull with dorsal notch (FMIb=W/h×100) was 77.89. The dysplasia index (ISD=N/h×100) was 44.05. A radiographic evaluation was made according to the method introduced by Rusbridge. Occipital dysplasia is not a clinical problem itself but can provoke one.
|Journal series||Anatomia Histologia Embryologia, [Journal of Veterinary Medicine Series C: Anatomia Histologia Embryologia], ISSN 0340-2096, e-ISSN 1439-0264, (A 20 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Publication indicators||= 7; = 4; : 2011 = 0.83; : 2011 = 0.899 (2) - 2011=0.768 (5)|
|Citation count*||9 (2020-08-05)|
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