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Research Article

Incus Morphometry: A Possible Tool in Sex Determination

Kamal Singh*, Aarti Rohilla and Jyoti Rohila

Department of Anatomy, Pt. B. D. Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak-124001, Haryana, India

Corresponding Author:
Dr. Kamal Singh
Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy
18/CH, Medical Campus, Pt. B. D. Sharma
PGIMS, Rohtak-124001, Haryana, India
Tel: +91-9812531007
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: September 18, 2015; Accepted date: April 21, 2016; Published date: April 25, 2016

Citation: Kamal S, Aarti R, Jyoti R (2016) Incus Morphometry: A Possible Tool in Sex Determination. J Forensic Res 7:320. doi:10.4172/2157-7145.1000320

Copyright: © 2016 Kamal S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

The adult human skeleton is sexed using morphological and metrical traits of big intact bones like skull, mandible, pelvis and long bones etc. The Incus is housed in the middle ear; so it remains well protected even in the mutilated bodies. Morphometry of the 120 human Incus bones from 60 cadavers have been studied with the aim to know thesexual dimorphismin north Indian population. It is observed that study of normal dimensions and indices will provide insight for the surgeons and will have surgical implications in reconstruction of ossicular chain, which may have been congenitally absent, malformed, fixed, disrupted or destroyed by trauma or disease. These are the results for guidance and future manipulation in the field of ENT and Forensic Medicine.

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