Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002577
Title: Variations in the morphological appearance and morphometrical analyses of the coronoid process of the mandible
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Coronoid process is a bony projection from the ramus of the mandible. Its anterior border is convex and continuous with the anterior border of ramus of mandible. The variations in the shapes of coronoid process are of three, namely triangular, hook, and rounded. Different morphological variations of the coronoid process have been documented in literature as indispensable aids in anthropological and forensic studies. Materials and Methods: In the present study, a total of 50 dry human mandibles of unknown sex and without any gross breakage were collected and subjected for morphometrical analysis and evaluated. Shapes of the coronoid process on both sides of the mandible (individual = 50; both sides = 100) were analyzed. The different shapes of coronoid process were compared for difference on either side. The intercoronoid distance was also measured. The various shapes of the coronoid process were interpreted as given by Shakya et al., as triangular, round, beak/hook, and flat shapes. Results: The change in the shapes of the coronoid process on both sides of the mandible was observed. An overall mean for these parameters was calculated using the data obtained. Values were found for the right and left acetabulum. The raw data obtained were statistically analyzed. Range, mean, standard deviation, and standard error of mean were determined for each parameter. All values were compared with series of other workers to draw the conclusions. Conclusion: In this regard, the present study was undertaken to depict various morphological disparities of the coronoid process in our ethnic group so as to aid in personal identification. Knowledge of the morphological shapes of the coronoid process is useful for the maxillofacial surgeon. The coronoid process can be easily harvested as a donor bone. It also helps in determining buccal vestibule during denture fabrication.

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    M. Shruthi 1 , K. Yuvaraj Babu2 , Karthik Ganesh Mohanraj 2 *

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    1 Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding Author: Karthik Ganesh Mohanraj, Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical And Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India

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    Author:

    M. Shruthi 1 , K. Yuvaraj Babu2 , Karthik Ganesh Mohanraj 2 *

    Title:Variations in the morphological appearance and morphometrical analyses of the coronoid process of the mandible
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (Nov)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (2133-2135)
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    Methodology:Forensic study
    Research Materials:Mandible

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Anthropology Coronoid process Forensic study Mandible Morphological variation

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