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Natl J Integr Res Med. 2015; 6(3): 22-25


Age Determination From Macroscopic Examination Of Sphenooccipital Synchondrosis Closure

Dr. Krunal N. Pipaliya*, Dr. Viral J. Aghera***, Dr. Dipen M. Dabhi****, Dr. H. M. Mangal**, Dr. Prince J. Manvar***,Dr. Pratik R. Varu***.

Abstract
Background & Objective: Age determination from degree of closure of sphenooccipital suture (Synchondrosis). Methodology: This study was conducted during the period of January 2012 to August 2013 at Department of Forensic Medicine, P.D.U. Govt. Medical College & Hospital, Rajkot. 100 cases of age between 8 to 26 years have been taken to cover minimum period of starting the fusion and maximum period of completion of fusion for age determination from sphenooccipital suture. Results: For male, minimum age for open, semi closed and closed sphenooccipital suture was 8 years, 13 years and 18 years respectively while for female, it was 8 years, 13 years and 16 years respectively. For male, maximum age for open, semi open and closed sphenooccipital suture was 13 years, 18 years and 26 years respectively while for female, it was 13 years, 16 years and 26 years respectively. Conclusion: Commencement of union at sphenooccipital suture occurs at the age of 13 years in both sex and complete obliteration of cartilaginous disc occurs at the age of 18 years in male and 16 years in female. [Pipaliya K NJIRM 2015; 6(3):22-25]

Key words: Sphenooccipital Synchondrosis, Sphenooccipital Suture, Age.



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