Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 1 (January 2017)

Page No.: 3358-3361

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2016.476


Nagaraj. S *1, Gayatri. N 2, Anil. R. Sherke 3. 

*1 Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Kamineni Institute Of Medical Sciences, Narketpally, Telangana, India.

2 Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Kamineni Institute Of Medical Sciences, Narketpally, Telangana, India.

3 Professor & Head of the department of Anatomy, Kamineni Institute Of Medical Sciences, Narketpally, Telangana, India.

Address for Correspondence: Dr.Nagaraj. S, H.No 3-9-487/2, Plot No12, Road No2, Bhavani Nagar, Mansoorabad, Hyderabad, India-500068.  Mobile no. 09502366224. E-Mail: cdrnagraj@gmail.com


Background: Mandible is the movable bone of the skull which supports the teeth. The dimensions of the mandibular ramus help to locate the mandibular canal through which the neurovascular bundle will pass to supply the teeth. The mandibular ramus morphometry is important determinant of facial symmetry and the racial characters. The study was conducted with an aim to collect and evaluate the morphometric data of mandibular ramus in Telangana region.

Methods: The study was done on 80 dry, undamaged human adult mandibles of unknown gender. The condylar height, base to notch height and minimum breath of mandibular ramus of both sides were measured using digital vernier callipers.

Results: The mean condylar height was 60.31mm. The base to notch height was 44.47mm. The mean minimum ramus breadth was 31.24mm.

Conclusion: The parameters used in the present study showed mandible to be having bilateral symmetry. The study will be helpful in quantifying the mandibular ramus dimensions of Telangana region.

KEY WORDS: Mandibular ramus, Condylar height, Mandibular symmetry


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Cite this article: Nagaraj. S, Gayatri.N, Anil. R. Sherke. STUDY OF MANDIBULAR RAMUS BY METRIC PARAMETERS.  Int J Anat Res 2017;5(1):3358-3361. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2016.476