Craniofacial anthropometry: The past or the future in evaluation of the craniofacial phenotype

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Purpose: This study was aimed to analyze the anthropometric measurements ofparents who have a child with nonsyndromic orofacial cleft to determine deviations incraniofacial morphology.Methods: Measurements (total of nine) characterizing head and face were taken fromparents who have children with clefts and healthy Latvia residents as controls. As areference group we have used established standards of North American whites.Results: Statistical analysis showed significant differences (p<0.05) between the cleftparents, controls, and the reference group for four measurements in males and for sixmeasurements in females. This suggests that craniofacial morphology in parents ofchildren with clefts is distinctive from that observed in healthy individuals.Clinical significance: Anthropometry could be useful in clinical practice as objectiveapproach to evaluate changes in the craniofacial region.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClinical Dentistry
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781611223545
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Field of Science*

  • 3.1 Basic medicine

Publication Type*

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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