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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 421-424

Mandibular ramus as a strong expressor of sex determinations: A digital radiographic study


1 MDS (Oral Medicine and Radiology), Private Consultant, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davanagere, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Maharishi Markandeshwar College of Dental Sciences and Research, Ambala, Haryana, India
4 MDS, Private consultant, Patna, Bihar, India
5 BDS, Private Consultant, Gujrat, India

Correspondence Address:
Ramneet Kaur
MDS (Oral Medicine and Radiology), Private Consultant, Ludhiana, Punjab
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DOI: 10.4103/jpbs.JPBS_574_20

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Background: This study aimed to assess the effectiveness of mandibular ramus in gender identification in Haryana population. Materials and Methods: One hundred patients were assessed. Panoramic radiological examination was done. Following parameters were recorded: MAX. RM. WDTH (Maximum ramus breadth), MIN. RM. WDTH (Minimum ramus breadth), CND. HGT. RM (Condylar height), PRJ. HGT. RM (Projective height of the ramus), and CRND. HGT. RM (Coronoid height). All the results were recorded in Microsoft excel sheet and were analyzed by SPSS software version 16.0. Results: There is significant difference found in males and females in maximum ramus width, minimum ramus width, condylar height, and coronoid height and between male and females in condylar height and coronoid height. Furthermore, there was statistical significant difference between male and females in coronoid height. Conclusion: Mandibular ramus can be used for gender assessment as a part of forensic investigation.


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