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Type of Article: Original Research

Year: 2016 | Volume 4 | Issue 2 | Page No. 2480-2484

Date of Publication: 30-06-2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2016.244


MORPHOMETRY OF EAR PINNA IN SEX DETERMINATION

B. Senthil Kumar *1, G. Panneer Selvi 2.

*1 Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Vinayaka Missionís Kirupananda Variyar Medical College and Hospital, Salem, Tamil Nadu, India.

2 Tutor, Department of Anatomy, Vinayaka Missionís Kirupananda Variyar Medical College and Hospital, Salem, Tamil Nadu, India.

Address: Dr. B. Senthil Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Vinayaka Missionís Kirupananda Variyar Medical College and Hospital, Salem Ė 636308, Tamil Nadu, India.
E-Mail:skdrchinu88@gmail.com, chinus.kumar9@gmail.com

ABSTRACT

Introduction: The ear lobule morphometry gives information on age and sex which plays a valuable role in forensic investigation. The auricle plays an important role in the clinical diagnosis of congenital anomalies and syndromes.
Aim of the study: The present study was done to determine the sex by morphometry of ear pinna in two different populations (Malaysian and Indian).
Material and methods: The study population includes Indians 50 males and 50 females between 20-30 years and also Malaysians 50 males and 50 females between 20-30 years. Four linear dimensions which is the length and the width of ears, length of cartilaginous ear and ear lobe length was measured and compared.
Results and Conclusion: Dimensions of ear in Malaysian male and females showed higher values when compared to that of Indian male and females, the Malaysians showed longer ear dimensions when compared to that of Indians it is believed that the data obtained in the present study would serve some purposes in ear morphology and for anthropometric considerations.
KEY WORDS: Ear Pinna, Indians, Malaysians, Morphometry, Sex determination, Anthropometry.

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B. Senthil Kumar, G. Panneer Selvi. MORPHOMETRY OF EAR PINNA IN SEX DETERMINATION. Int J Anat Res 2016;4(2):2480-2484. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2016.244

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