Morphometric Study of the Rostral Epidural Rete Mirabile in the Dromedary (Camelus dromedarius, Linnaeus 1758).

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Hassen Jerbi; Sana Khaldi & William Pérez


In camels, the rostral epidural rete mirabile had a spongy appearance, and consisted of a dense network of anastomosing arteries occupying the entire cavity of the cavernous sinus. In this study, we measured the length of each rostral epidural rete mirabile lobe, taken between the rostral and the caudal roots dissected in situ before spreading and after reconstitution, and the total length of the rostral epidural rete mirabile after linear reconstitution. The length of the left lobe of the rete was 6.0±0.4 mm and the length of the right lobe was 5.8 ± 0.5 mm. The combined length of the RERM after separation of the arteries was 305.2±9.7 cm. To conclude, we added information to literature in relation to morphometry of the camel RERM and showed this interesting structure with photographic documentation of dissections with latex injection in arterial and venous vessels.

KEY WORDS: Anatomy; Arteries; Brain; Camel; Encephalon; Vascular system.

How to cite this article

JERBI, H.; KHALDI, S. & PÉREZ, W. Morphometric study of the rostral epidural rete mirabile in the dromedary (Camelus dromedarius, Linnaeus 1758). Int. J. Morphol., 34(4):1429-1435, 2016.