Foramen Magnum As A Tool Of Estimating Stature In A Male Population

Bakkannavar, Shankar M and Manjunath, S and Shetty, Pavanchand H (2014) Foramen Magnum As A Tool Of Estimating Stature In A Male Population. Journal of South India Medico-legal Association, 6 (2). pp. 46-48.

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Foramen magnum is an important anatomical landmark, but the anthropological importance of foramen magnum is under assessed. Few studies in the past have tried to correlate the value of foramen magnum in the estimation of sex and endocranial volume. This study tries to evaluate the value of foramen magnum in estimating the stature of an individual, as it could be of immense value in assessing the stature, in case of fragmentary remains. We have formulated a multiple regression equation using the length, breadth and area of foramen magnum. Based on the analysis it was found that breadth of foramen magnum was a better tool of stature estimation than area and length of foramen magnum.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Forensic science; stature; foramen magnum; anthropology; forensic tool; fragmentary remains.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2014 11:00
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2014 11:00

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