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A total of 100 morphologically normal complete foramina magna of skull of unknown sex and age but definitely adult included in this study. This study observed that the mean (±SD) of maximum length of foramen magnum, maximum width of foramen magnum and total area of foramen magnum were 36.24 ± 1.70mm2, 30.30 ± 1.47mm2 and 862.89 ± 60.49 mm2 respectively in male. The mean (±SD) of these same variables were 32.64±1.60mm2, 27.30±1.48 mm2 and 722.55±49.82 mm2 respectively in female. All values are significantly higher in male than those of female.


maximum length of foramen magnum maximum width of foramen magnum total area of foramen magnum

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Krishna Chandra Kundu

Colonel Malek Medical College, Manikganj

Laila Razzaque

Department of Anatomy, Colonel Malek Medical College, Manikganj, Bangladesh

Kohinur Sultana

Department of Anatomy, Dhaka Community Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Perven Sultana

Department of Anatomy, Armed Forces Medical College, Jashore, Bangladesh

Md. Ashraful Kabir

Department of Anatomy, MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet, Bangladesh

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Kundu KC, Razzaque L, Sultana K, Sultana P, Kabir MA. Metric Measurement of Foramen Magnum of Dry Adult Human Skull. CMMCJ [Internet]. 2019Jan.26 [cited 2021Jan.28];2(01):8-11. Available from: