Miss Ntombifuthi Princess Ngubane

Name

Miss Ntombifuthi Princess Ngubane

Telephone

0312608908

Email

ngubanen8@ukzn.ac.za

Campus

Westville

Room F3-01-013B

Department of Clinical Anatomy

Research Interests

·       Gross Anatomy

·       Neuroanatomy

·       Indigenous Knowledge Systems

Designation

Lecturer

Biosketch

Previous Work:

Miss Ngubane conducted a cadaveric study that focused on the anatomy of the phrenic nerve for her Honours project. This study also investigated the possible variations that may be observed in the origin, course and termination of phrenic nerve. This work was presented at the Anatomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA) annual conference in 2016.

For her Master’s research project, she concentrated on the anatomy of the sphenoidal air sinus, which was also a cadaveric study. She looked at the septation (both intra-sinus and inter-sinus) of the sphenoidal air sinus for the first component and for the second component of this study she investigated the classification, neurovascular relations and the ostia of this sinus. Publications resulted from both components of this project.

The first paper on the septation of the sphenoidal sinus was published in 2018 in the International Journal of Morphology. This publication was cited by Gautam et al., 2019 and Degaga et al., 2020. The second paper which was on the classification, neurovascular relations and ostia of the sphenoidal sinus was published in 2020 in the European Journal of Anatomy. The work from the first component of the study was presented at the National Conference of Anatomical Society of India in 2018. A poster for the intersinus septation of the sphenoidal sinus was presented at the Anatomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA) annual conference in 2018. The results from the second component of this research were presented at the University of KwaZulu -Natal, School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences Research Day in 2018. 

Current Work:

Currently, Miss Ngubane is looking at the role of traditional medicine for the treatment and management of mental disorders.

List of Publications

1.       Septation of the Sphenoidal Air Sinus: A Cadaveric Investigation – International Journal of Morphology 15 (IJM 36 (4): 1413-1422, 2018)

2.       Classification, Neurovascular Relations and Ostia of the Sphenoid Air Sinus: A Cadaveric Study – European Journal of Anatomy (Eur. J. Anat 24 (2): 99-109, 2020)

 

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