Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 2.2 (May 2017)

Page No.: 3784-3787

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2017.175


Sangeetha. S *1,  Anisha. B .

*1 Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Tomch & Rc, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

2 Assistant Professor. Department of Anatomy, Sapthagiri Medical College Hospital and Research Center, BangaloreKarnataka, India.

Corresponding Author: Dr Sangeetha S, No 21, Flat No 104, Comfort Residency 2, 16th A Main Road, Jayanagar 3rd Block East, Bangalore – 11, Mobile-9632470171 E-Mail: sangeethavenkat33@gmail.com


Background: The ear is an important component of the facial complex. Its size, shape and spatial location on the face are important from an aesthetic point of view.  The ear lobule morphometry gives information on age and sex and plays a valuable role in forensic investigation. Ear lobule parameters are studied for the surgical treatment of congenital or acquired  deformities,  reconstruction and  in otomorphology for identification.

Aim: To study the morphometric measurements of ear lobules among student population.

Materials and Methods: Measurements were taken from 392 healthy medical students aged 17 – 20 years, from JSS Medical college Mysore, using a standard vernier callipers. The parameters measured were ,lobule height and lobule width of both ears.

Results: In our study we found that lobule width is more in males than females on both sides whereas no such difference was seen in lobule height . Males have a wider lobule than females and the right lobule is wider than the left in both and this difference is statistically significant

Discussion: Knowledge of  normal ear dimensions is important in the diagnosis of congenital malformations and acquired deformities, and in planning of treatment. The data presented in this study would help the clinician to produce an anatomically correct ear during its reconstruction.

Key words: Morphometry, Ear lobule, Vernier calipers.


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Cite this article: Sangeetha. S, Anisha. B. ANTHROPOMETRIC MEASUREMENTS OF HUMAN EAR LOBULE IN ADULT STUDENT POPULATION. Int J Anat Res 2017;5(2.2):3784-3787. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2017.175