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Growth of cranial base and vault dimensions in children



Growth of cranial base and vault dimensions in children



Journal of the Anthropological Society of Nippon 90(3): 239-258



Lengths and angles within the cranial base and vault were measured in cephalometric radiographs of 220 boys and 177 girls ranging in age from 0-18 yr. These children were participants in The Fels Longitudinal Growth Study [USA]. The present study is based on mixed longitudinal data derived from 1861 radiographs for boys and 1401 radiographs for girls. Changes with age in the mean values for each dimension are described. The statistical significance of the observed age changes was tested by linear regression analysis for each variable after dividing the samples into 3 age groups (0-3, 4-6,7-18 yr). Basisphenoid and basioccipital segments increase steadily with age in each sex. The angle sella-nasion-point A decreases until the age of 10 yr in boys and 9 yr in girls; at older ages there is a tendency to increase with age in each sex.

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DOI: 10.1537/ase1911.90.239


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