Morphometry of Malleus a Possible Tool in Sex Determination
- *Corresponding Author:
- Kamal Singh
Department of Anatomy
University of Health Sciences
Rohtak-124001, Haryana, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: February 02, 2012; Accepted date: June 11, 2012; Published date: June 13, 2012
Citation: Singh K, Chhabra S, Sirohiwal BL, Yadav SPS (2012) Morphometry of Malleus a Possible Tool in Sex Determination. J Forensic Res 3:152. doi: 10.4172/2157-7145.1000152
Copyright: © 2012 Singh K, 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.
The sex is estimated in the dead bodies mainly from big intact bones like skull, mandible, pelvis and long bones etc. The malleus is housed in the middle ear, so, remain well protected even in the mutilated bodies and although small but strongest of all the ossicles. We studied the morphometry of the 120 human mallei from 60 cadavers (30 male and 30 female) with the aim to know the sexual dimorphism in north Indian population. Out of various parameters the total length and the length of the handle were found to be of significant value in estimation of sex.