A Cross Sectional Study on Sex Difference in sagittal Length of Second Cervical Vertebrae

  • Masuma Akhtar Banu Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Uttara Adhunik Medical College, Dhaka
  • Shamim Ara Professor and Head, Department of Anatomy, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka
  • Borhan Uddin Ahamed Associate Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine, Monno Medical College, Dhaka
  • Sharmin Rahman Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Ad-din Women?s Medical College, Dhaka
  • Yesmin Nahar Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, City Medical College, Dhaka
  • Rahanur Akhter Lecturer, Department of Anatomy, Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College, Dhaka
Keywords: Sagittal length, second cervical vertebra, sex, discriminant analysis technique

Abstract

Context: Examination of bone is important for identification of sex of an individual. The present study was planned to collect data regarding sagittal length of human dry ossified second cervical vertebrae and to find out possible variations in male and female.

Materials & Methods: A cross-sectional analytical type of study was conducted in the department of Anatomy, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka, from January 2012 to December 2012. The study materials consist of 156 human dry ossified second cervical vertebrae of unknown sex. The study samples were distributed in male and female sex groups by discriminant function analysis technique.

Results: Among 156 vertebrae 55.77% was male and 44.23% was female. The mean (±SD) sagittal length of second cervical vertebrae was greater in male than that of female (P<0.001).

Conclusion: Sagittal length of second cervical vertebra was greater in male compared to female. The differences in length can be useful in sex differentiation.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/bja.v12i1.22610

Bangladesh Journal of Anatomy, January 2014, Vol. 12 No. 1 pp 07-10

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Banu, M., Ara, S., Ahamed, B., Rahman, S., Nahar, Y., & Akhter, R. (2015). A Cross Sectional Study on Sex Difference in sagittal Length of Second Cervical Vertebrae. Bangladesh Journal of Anatomy, 12(1), 07-10. https://doi.org/10.3329/bja.v12i1.22610
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