Anatomical variability of the frontal sinuses and their application in forensic identification

Nambiar, P. and Naidu, M.D.K. and Subramaniam, K. (1999) Anatomical variability of the frontal sinuses and their application in forensic identification. Clinical Anatomy, 12 (1). pp. 16-19. ISSN 0897-3806, DOI<16::aid-ca3>;2-d.

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The uniqueness of anatomical structures and their variations provides the basis for forensic identification of unknown deceased persons. Similar to fingerprints, each frontal sinus is so distinctive and unique that the chances of two individuals having the same morphology of the frontal sinuses is extremely remote. Radiographs, especially the occipitomental view commonly used in the assessment of paranasal pathology, provide excellent records of these sinuses. The case illustrated here is an application of the frontal sinus identification of a victim in a mass disaster. Clin. Anat. 12:16-19, 1999. (C) 1999 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: ISI Document Delivery No.: 152QV Times Cited: 20 Cited Reference Count: 17 Nambiar, P Naidu, MDK Subramaniam, K Wiley-liss New york
Uncontrolled Keywords: Frontal sinus radiography forensic identification patterns
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Divisions: Faculty of Dentistry > Dept of General Dental Practice And Oral & Maxillofacial Imaging
Depositing User: Mr Ahmad Azwan Azman
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2012 01:18
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2012 01:18

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