Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 2.2 (May 2017)

Page No.: 3866-3869

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2017.206


Vijay Laxmi 1,  Palak 2, Sharma Nidhi *3, JS Kullar 4, RK Sharma 5.

1,2,4,5 Department of Anatomy, Government Medical College, Amritsar, Punjab, India.

*3 Department of Pharmacology, Government Medical College, Amritsar, Punjab, India.

Address for correspondence: Dr.Nidhi Sharma, Department of Pharmacology, Government Medical College, Amritsar, Punjab, India. E-Mail: palakchhabra48@gmail.com


Introduction: In humans, ear is the most defining feature of the face and its structure shows the signs of age and sex. The understanding of various dimensions of external ear with regards to different age and sex is necessary for correct reconstruction, forensic purposes and to determine accurately the position and orientation of auricular framework. This will also serve as a baseline to guide surgeons involved in the management of cases of the external ear.

Aim: this study aimed at determining the mean values of the different morphometric measurements from the right and left ears and at giving information about sex related dimensions of ear and right and left symmetry.

Materials and Methods: The present study was carried out on 100 medical students which consisted of 50 Males and 50 Females of age group 18-25 years of Government Medical College, Amritsar. All the parameters were taken by using standard digital vernier calliper which is capable of measuring to the nearest of 0.01mm.

Results and Conclusion: The shape of the ear was found to be oval in most of the specimens. The TEH and TEW have higher values in males than females. The left ear indices were found to be greater than the right ones in female subjects, but same on both sides in male subjects. An observation was made that on the right side, females have higher LH than males. TL was also found to be greater in males when compared with females.

KEY WORDS: Total Ear Height, Total Ear Width, Ear Index,  Lobule Height, Lobule Width, Lobule Index, Tragus Length.


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Cite this article: Vijay Laxmi, Palak, Sharma Nidhi, JS Kullar, RK Sharma. EXTERNAL EAR: MORPHOLOGICAL AND MORPHOMETRIC STUDY IN NORTH INDIAN MALES AND FEMALES. Int J Anat Res 2017;5(2.2):3866-3869. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2017.206