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Type of Article: Original Research

Year: 2016 | Volume 4 | Issue 2 | Page No. 2183-2186

Date of Publication: 30-04-2016



K. D. V. Santhi Priya *1, G. Aruna Kumari2.

*1 Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Katuri Medical College & Hospital, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India.

2 Professor, Department of Anatomy, ASRAM Medical College, Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Address: Dr. K. D. V. Santhi Priya, Flat No. 5D, West End, Skyline Apartments, Beside Kankaragunta Flyover, Guntur 522004, Andhra Pradesh, India. Mobile no.: +919885388531


Introduction: Sex determination from skeletal remains is an important task for forensic experts in medicolegal cases.
Aim of the study: The present study was done to know the relationship of sex with the shape of hyoid bone.
Material and methods: A total of 100 hyoid bones, 66 males and 34 females, in different age groups were studied.
Results and discussion: According to the study, hyoid bones were highly polymorphic in shape across the ages in both sexes. In adult males, V shape is more common (36.16 %) when compared to U shaped hyoid bone (35.29%) in adult females.
Conclusion: To be more accurate, the study of hyoid bone alone will be inadequate in sex determination and needs to be considered along with the measurements of other bones of the same individual.
Key Words: Hyoid bone, Cornua, Shape, Sex determination, Anthropometry.


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K. D. V. Santhi Priya, G. Aruna Kumari.SEXUAL DIMORPHISM WITH THE SHAPE OF HYOID BONE. Int J Anat Res 2016;4(2):2183-2186. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2016.172




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