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Determination of anatomical type of head and face in children under 6 years in Ahwaz

Safikhani, Z. and Afzali, N. and Bordbar, H. (2007) Determination of anatomical type of head and face in children under 6 years in Ahwaz. Acta medica Iranica, 45 (1). pp. 43-45. ISSN 00446025 (ISSN)

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Cephalometry is an important branch of anthropology in which the dimensions of head and face can be determined. These dimensions are used to show indexes for studying brain growth and formation of all types of head and face. Indexes are vary from 65 to 95 for head and 65 to105 for face, which are used to determine 4 international anatomic types of head and 5 international anatomic types of face. The present study was carried out to determine all types of head and face among subjects aged less than 6 years. A total of 267(145 male and 131 female) children were enrolled in this study. Convenience sampling was collected from kindergarten and preschool children. The subjects categorized to 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 months and 11 groups of 12-72 months. Appropriate equipments were used for measuring height and width of the head and face. The results of this study indicated that brachycephalic (38) was the most common anatomical type of head, euryprosopic (38.6) and hyperleptoprosopic type (4.5) for face. © 2007 Tehran University of Medical Sciences. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Anthropology Cephalic index Cephalometry Face Head age distribution anatomical variation article brachycephaly brain growth dolichocephaly equipment face growth female human hyperbrachycephaly infant kindergarten male mesocephaly preschool child skull malformation
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2018 13:14

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