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The significance of asymmetry of the foramen of Vesalius.

Overview of attention for article published in American Journal of Neuroradiology, January 1988
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Title
The significance of asymmetry of the foramen of Vesalius.
Published in
American Journal of Neuroradiology, January 1988
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Authors

C F Lanzieri, P M Duchesneau, S A Rosenbloom, A S Smith, A E Rosenbaum, Lanzieri, C F, Duchesneau, P M, Rosenbloom, S A, Smith, A S, Rosenbaum, A E

Abstract

The foramen of Vesalius is a small, variable but consistently symmetrical structure located anteromedial to the foramen ovale and lateral to the foramen rotundum and vidian canal. It transmits an emissary vein through which the cavernous sinus and pterygoid plexus communicate. Fifty high-resolution CT scans of the skull base and two three-dimensional (Cemax) reconstructions were reviewed to determine criteria for defining the normal appearance of the foramen of Vesalius. Three normal types were classified: (1) a well-formed foramen, 1-2 mm in size (n = 32); (2) lack of visualization of the foramen (n = 11); and (3) partial assimilation of the foramen with the foramen ovale (n = 7). The foramen was remarkably symmetric in a large number of cases (n = 48). Asymmetry signified abnormality in four of the six cases. Abnormal causes of asymmetry included invasion by nasopharyngeal melanoma, angiofibroma, carotid cavernous fistula with drainage through the emissary vein, and neurofibromatosis. Thus, for these usually symmetric foramina of Vesalius, asymmetry is more likely the result of a pathologic process than a normal variant.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Sweden 1 5%
Unknown 18 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 4 21%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 16%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 11%
Student > Master 2 11%
Other 3 16%
Unknown 2 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 13 68%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 5%
Chemical Engineering 1 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 5%
Arts and Humanities 1 5%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 2 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 May 2020.
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#5,129,473
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#1,516
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#87,416
of 290,827 outputs
Outputs of similar age from American Journal of Neuroradiology
#36
of 101 outputs
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