Khurram Bhinder, Madiha Saeed Wahla, Fazal Ullah, Amna Mehboob, Salma Gul




Introduction: Normal aging results in brainstem atrophy. In making diagnosis of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) and other Parkinson’s s disease spectrums, midbrain-pons ratio has been utilized as a radiological indicator.

Aim: To estimate the ratio and size of the midbrain and pons areas in the adult and elderly populations of Pakistan. This is because no study is available till date.

Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional, analytical study was done in Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan, from January 2023 to March 2023 in which midbrain area and pons area was calculated and their ratio were taken with respect to age an gender.

Results: Reduction in midbrain to pons ratio was seen with increasing age, normal aging process.

Conclusion: When evaluating the findings, age must be considered because the midbrain to pons area ratio decreases considerably with age.

Keywords: Midbrain, Pons, Ratio, PSP, Radiology

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