Vol. 125 No. 1 (2021)
Original Article

Study of hippocampal size and age

Luiz Gabriel Dias Duarte Machado
MBBS at School of Medicine La Sapienza University of Rome, Rome
Lior Mevorach
MBBS at School of Medicine La Sapienza University of Rome, Rome
Victor de Oliveira Corrêa
BA at School of Medicine University of Santo Amaro, Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo State
Maria Eugênia Martins Publio Correa
BA at School of Medicine University of Santo Amaro, Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo State
Gabriel Phillip Sinibaldi Eagers
BA at School of Medicine University of Santo Amaro, Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo State
Guilherme Rodrigues Guidoni
BA at School of Medicine University of Santo Amaro, Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo State
Antonio Santoro
Professor of Neurosurgery at School of Medicine La Sapienza University of Rome, Rome
Paulo Henrique Pires de Aguiar
Neurosurgeon of Sírio-Libanês Hospital, Sao Paulo
Published April 29, 2022
Keywords
  • Hippocampus,
  • hippocampal atrophy,
  • aging
How to Cite
Dias Duarte Machado, L. G., Mevorach, L., de Oliveira Corrêa, V., Martins Publio Correa, M. E., Phillip Sinibaldi Eagers, G., Rodrigues Guidoni, G., Santoro, A., & Pires de Aguiar, P. H. (2022). Study of hippocampal size and age. Italian Journal of Anatomy and Embryology, 125(1), 59-65. https://doi.org/10.36253/ijae-11867

Abstract

Objective (or background): The hippocampus is a thoroughly studied structure of the temporal lobe. In contrast to our current knowledge of hippocampal anatomy, neurophysiology and pathophysiology, scientific literature on the relationship between the hippocampal size and age is limited. Our study aims to further the understanding of this relationship. Methods: 16 hippocampi were anatomized, photographed, measured and analyzed in comparison to age and gender using Pearson and bootstrap analyses with IBM SPSS®. Results: The results for all three independent variables of size, age and gender were not statistically significant. Conclusions: We were unable to show a statistically significant result on the correlation between the size of the hippocampus and age due to small sample size.

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