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Closure time of spheno-occipital suture in the female cadavers referred to Legal Medicine Organization of Iran
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Background & Aim: The identity of dead is an essential part of post-mortem examination. Estimation of age is one of the important factors that helps identification. The identification of unknown human remnants begins with the creation of an anthropological profile, which includes sex, biological age, stature and individualizing features. The aim of this study was investigation the closure time of synchondrosis to corroborate as an indicator of biological age especially in Iranian females. Materials & Methods: This is a descriptive cross sectional study. Closure time among Iranian 8 to 26 years old females cadavers with direct inspection during autopsy was evaluated. Data were analyzed by SPSS 11.5 software. Findings: During 2006-7, 50 cases studied.Closed position was found in 10% of cases, while 90% of cases had opened were situation. Semi closed situation wasn’t seen in any cases .Mean age of open and closed were 8.8 (+/-1.30), 19.66 (+/-3.7), respectively. The range of age in open situation was (8-11) years old. All of cases with complete fusion (closed) were 13 years or above. Conclusion: Our results showed that closure of spheno occipital suture can be used as a good indicator for age estimation in females. Females with estimated age of 8-26 years with complete fusion (closed) and no fusion, should be in age of (7.5-14.1) and (13.24-26) years old respectively (with 95% (onfidence interval). Other parameters like radiography, epiphysis situation and dentis must be evaluated to improve the accuracy.
Keywords: Sphenooccipital Suture, Synchondrosis, Age
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Forensic Medicine
Received: 2009/07/4

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Closure time of spheno-occipital suture in the female cadavers referred to Legal Medicine Organization of Iran. Iran J Forensic Med. 2009; 14 (4) :209-214
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