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Vol 63, No 1 (2004)
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Submitted: 2012-02-06
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A preliminary study on the relationship between the complexity of the sagittal suture and cranial dimensions

Janusz Skrzat, Iwona Brzozowska, Jerzy Walocha
Folia Morphol 2004;63(1):43-46.

open access

Vol 63, No 1 (2004)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2003-12-03
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

The paper presents the results obtained from analysis of the correlation between cranial dimensions (length, width, and height) and indices against the complexity of the sagittal suture, which was expressed as the ratio between absolute sutural length to the linear length of the suture. The statistical study on 29 skulls shows a significant negative correlation between the height/width index of all skulls and suture complexity (r = -0.78 for male, r = -0.70 for female skulls) and a negative correlation between cranial height and suture complexity in male skulls only (r = -0.49). This implies that lower and broader skulls have a more complicated sagittal suture. Correlations of the height/length and width/length ratios were assessed as statistically insignificant in both sexes.

Abstract

The paper presents the results obtained from analysis of the correlation between cranial dimensions (length, width, and height) and indices against the complexity of the sagittal suture, which was expressed as the ratio between absolute sutural length to the linear length of the suture. The statistical study on 29 skulls shows a significant negative correlation between the height/width index of all skulls and suture complexity (r = -0.78 for male, r = -0.70 for female skulls) and a negative correlation between cranial height and suture complexity in male skulls only (r = -0.49). This implies that lower and broader skulls have a more complicated sagittal suture. Correlations of the height/length and width/length ratios were assessed as statistically insignificant in both sexes.
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Keywords

cranial indexes; sagittal suture; suture complexity

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Title

A preliminary study on the relationship between the complexity of the sagittal suture and cranial dimensions

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 63, No 1 (2004)

Pages

43-46

Published online

2003-12-03

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2004;63(1):43-46.

Keywords

cranial indexes
sagittal suture
suture complexity

Authors

Janusz Skrzat
Iwona Brzozowska
Jerzy Walocha

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