Frontal Sinus Cavities and Sex Determination: A Narrative Review
Pinki Rai1*, Paras Kumar2, Jashanpreet Kaur3 and Bhamini Sharma4
1Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
2Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak, India
3Dr. B. R. Ambedkar State Institute of Medical Sciences, Mohali, India
4All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, India
*Corresponding Author: Pinki Rai, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India.
July 18, 2023; Published: August 16, 2023
Frontal sinus radiographs are used extensively by forensic experts in cases where bodies are decomposed or dismembered and visual assessment is not possible. Frontal sinus assessment by radiographs can be chosen as skull is hard and retained well during the process of decomposition. Positive identifications are made by using ante-mortem radiographs if available as records and comparison is made to identify the individual. On the basis of demography and races there are many biological variations are observed which are supported by frontal sinus studies. Evolution, diversity and migration of human populations can be studied by physical anthropology using frontal sinus as one of the parameters. This review article aims to explore the diversity of dimensions of frontal sinus cavities and their use in determination of sex.
Keywords: Frontal Sinus; Positive Identifications; Patterns and Cavities of Frontal Sinus; Symmetry of Frontal Sinus
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