Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P'Col-00005044
Title: Morphometric analysis of upper facial skeleton in South Indian dry skull
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: The facial skeleton comprises facial bones that may contribute to the formation of the skull. There are 14 bones contribute to the formation of the facial skeleton. Measurement of facial skeleton either in the living subjects, dry skulls, or cephalograms is commonly used in the investigation of growth and development of face, jaw, and dentition. With this, the present study aimed to analyze the upper facial skeleton using morphometric technique in South Indian dry skull. Materials and Methods: A total of 30 dry human skulls from the Department of Anatomy in Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals were used to carry out this study. The morphometric parameters were measured using digital Vernier caliper. The data are collected and represented in graphs. Results: The present study has observed that the average distance between nasion to the anterior nasal spine (ANS) was 53.9 mm ± 3.1 mm, nasion to prosthion 67.8 ± 5.8 mm is, ANS to prosthion was 16.88 mm ± 3.5 mm, intermolar distance of maxilla was 60.1 ± 3.6, bizygomatic distance was 104.6 mm ± 4.8 mm, right and left zygomatic prominence to nasion was 67.7 mm ± 4.4 mm and 68.6 mm ± 3.1 mm, and right and left prosthion to zygomatic prominence was 66.2 mm ± 5 mm and 65.8 mm ± 3.7 mm. Conclusion: The present study, thus, concluded that the morphometric knowledge of the upper facial skeleton is very important in anthropological, evolutionary studies, sex determination, and surgeries.

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    S. B. Sreelakshmi, Dinesh Premavathy*

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

    *Corresponding author: Dinesh Premavathy, Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    S. B. Sreelakshmi, Dinesh Premavathy*

    Title:Morphometric analysis of upper facial skeleton in South Indian dry skull
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):14 (May)
    Year:2020
    Page No: (780-782)
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    Methodology:Morphometric analysis
    Research Materials:Anterior nasal spine

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Anterior nasal spine Craniometry Facial skeleton Nasion Prosthion

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