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

Erika Nagle, Uldis Teibe, Dzintra Kažoka, Ieva Grinfelde

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Abstract

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

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3541
Number of pages1
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical Dentistry
Volume1
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Field of Science*

  • 3.2 Clinical medicine

Publication Type*

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

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