Orbital Dimensions of Adult Male Nigerians: A Direct Measurement Study Using Dry Skulls

Authors:Ukoha U , Egwu OA , Okafor IJ , Ogugua PC , Onwudinjo O ,Udemezue OO
Int J Biol Med Res. 2011; 2(3): 688-690  |  PDF File

Abstract

Assessment of orbital dimensions is important for a good knowledge of the anatomical disposition of orbital structures and surgical management of orbital pathologies. Orbital dimensions of Seventy (70) dry skulls of adult males were measured by direct measurement technique. The mean orbital height for the right and left sides were 31.90▒0.70 and 31.45▒0.71mm respectively while their orbital breadth were 36.03▒0.37 and 34.98▒0.38mm respectively. The mean orbital index was 89.21. The study population belongs to the Megaseme category and this study will serve as a guide to surgical management of orbital pathologies as it relates to our environment.