Meet MGBEHOMA IKENNA ALBAN, an Academic Staff of Lagos State University.




Lecturer I


Pathology and Forensic Medicine


At the Pathology And Forensic Medicine department office

Visiting Hour

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Research Interest

Topic: Anthropometric Study Of Craniofacial Parameters And Body Heights In The Adult Nigerian Population



# Certificate SchoolYear
1. Post-Graduate Diploma (Anatomic Pathology) National Postgraduate College of Nigeria 2021

Current Research

Anthropological Studies with Clinical Significance of the Pterion in the Skulls of Adult Nigerians: An Autopsy Study in Lagos State University Teaching Hospital

Research Details

BackgroundThe pterion is a region of sutural confluence in the lateral aspects of the skull. It has been shown to exhibit variation in morphology, occurrence, and morphometry. The skull thickness at the pterion as well as its relationship with intracranial structures has made it a preferred access for neurosurgery. The geometry of this region can be complicated by the occurrence of wormian bone s . The configuration of the articulating constituent bones may pose diagnostic challenge for radiologists and forensic pathologists, particularly in cases of head trauma. Furthermore, the pathomorphology of the pterion is thought to correlate with cranial index and brain size.There are few studies on the morphological and morphometric analysis of the pterion in Nigeria. These studies however have in common two major drawbacks: The analysis of a small sample size, and the examination of skulls of unknown sex, age and ethnicity.The aim of this study was to investigate the anthropological and clinical significance of the pterion, in addition to determining the reference values of craniofacial parameters, brain weight, and body height in the adult Nigerian population.MethodData was obtained in the autopsy room of the Department of Pathology and Forensic Medicine, LASUTH, Ikeja, through the observation and measurements of the pterions and various anatomical landmarks in the skulls of 150 deceased adult 18 years Nigerians of known age, sex and ethnicity.The demographic data of the deceased were obtained from the biodata pages of the autopsy reports.Measurements were taken with the Vernier caliper, and the readings were subjected to analyses using IBM Statistical Product and Service Solutions SPSS Statistics for Windows, Version 26.0.


MGBEHOMA IKENNA is a Lecturer I at the Department of Pathology and Forensic Medicine

MGBEHOMA has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Anatomic Pathology from National Postgraduate College of Nigeria

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