2017, Vol. 3 Issue 4, Part D
Gender determination of maxillary sinus using CBCT
AUTHOR(S): Dr. C Tirumala Ravali
ABSTRACT:Aim: This retrospective study aimed at assessing the reliability of morphometric measurements performed on the maxillary sinus for sex determination on cranio-facial and sinuses CBCT scans. Materials and Methods: Bilateral maxillary sinus images (left and right) were acquired for 30 patients (15 females and 15 males) and different parameters (width, length, height, area, perimeter and volume) were measured and evaluated. Mean and standard deviation of both maxillary sinuses measurements were calculated and compared. The data was subjected to discriminative statistical analysis and analyzed using unpaired t-test. Results: Comparison between male and female groups showed statistically insignificant differences on both the right and left sides with respect to the maxillary sinus length, height, area, volume and perimeter. However, the female group showed statistically significant lower values than males.
Conclusion: Maxillary sinus can be used as an aid in forensic anthropology for gender determination.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. C Tirumala Ravali. Gender determination of maxillary sinus using CBCT. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2017;3(4):221-224.