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ORIGINAL ARTICLES
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Anthropometric measurements of the orbita and gender prediction with three-dimensional computed tomography images

V. Kaplanoglu, H. Kaplanoglu, U. Toprak, İ. S. Parlak, İ. G. Tatar, M. Deveer, B. Hekimoglu
DOI: 10.5603/FM.2014.0022
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Folia Morphol 2014;73(2):149-152.

open access

Vol 73, No 2 (2014)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2014-06-02
Submitted: 2013-09-12
Accepted: 2013-10-25

Abstract

Background: The aim of the study was to investigate the orbital anthropometric variations in the normal population using three-dimensional computed tomography (3D-CT) images and to define the effects of age and gender on orbital anthropometry.

Materials and methods: Three-dimensional orbita CT of 280 patients, obtained for various reasons, were retrospectively evaluated in 772-bed referral and tertiary-care hospital between April 2011 and June 2012. Using 3D images, orbital width, height, biorbital-interorbital diameter and orbital index were measured. Measurements were obtained comparing right and left sides and male to female. The relation of the results with age and gender was analysed.

Results: Right orbit was found to be wider than left (p < 0.0001). Male patients had wider (p < 0.0001) and higher (p = 0.0001) orbits. Right orbital index was found to be smaller than the left one (p = 0.005). No differences were found between the genders in terms of right and left orbital indexes (p > 0.05). Biorbital (p < 0.0001) and interorbital (p = 0.01) widths were found to be higher in males. There was no relation between the age change and the parameters defined (p > 0.05).

Conclusions: No relation was found between age and orbital measurements. It was concluded that orbital images obtained with 3D-CT may be used as a method for gender evaluation.

Abstract

Background: The aim of the study was to investigate the orbital anthropometric variations in the normal population using three-dimensional computed tomography (3D-CT) images and to define the effects of age and gender on orbital anthropometry.

Materials and methods: Three-dimensional orbita CT of 280 patients, obtained for various reasons, were retrospectively evaluated in 772-bed referral and tertiary-care hospital between April 2011 and June 2012. Using 3D images, orbital width, height, biorbital-interorbital diameter and orbital index were measured. Measurements were obtained comparing right and left sides and male to female. The relation of the results with age and gender was analysed.

Results: Right orbit was found to be wider than left (p < 0.0001). Male patients had wider (p < 0.0001) and higher (p = 0.0001) orbits. Right orbital index was found to be smaller than the left one (p = 0.005). No differences were found between the genders in terms of right and left orbital indexes (p > 0.05). Biorbital (p < 0.0001) and interorbital (p = 0.01) widths were found to be higher in males. There was no relation between the age change and the parameters defined (p > 0.05).

Conclusions: No relation was found between age and orbital measurements. It was concluded that orbital images obtained with 3D-CT may be used as a method for gender evaluation.

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Keywords

orbital anthropology, gender prediction, 3D-CT images

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Title

Anthropometric measurements of the orbita and gender prediction with three-dimensional computed tomography images

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 73, No 2 (2014)

Pages

149-152

Published online

2014-06-02

DOI

10.5603/FM.2014.0022

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2014;73(2):149-152.

Keywords

orbital anthropology
gender prediction
3D-CT images

Authors

V. Kaplanoglu
H. Kaplanoglu
U. Toprak
İ. S. Parlak
İ. G. Tatar
M. Deveer
B. Hekimoglu

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