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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 16, Issue 1, Aug 2015 pp 152-155

Research Article

Study of frontal sinus in north Karnataka region

Vrushali P Karadkhelkar1, Malegaonkar Sandeep2

1Assistant Professor, 2Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Bidar Institute of Medical Sciences, Bidar, Karnataka, INDIA.

In forensic science finger prints, foot prints, dental patterns, bones, skulls, sutures are the commonly used tools for identification of an individual. Recently paranasal sinuses have attracted attention of anatomist anthropologist, forensic experts1. Availability of even a small piece of frontal bone containing an intact frontal air sinus is sufficient for purpose of identification as well as knowing sex. Present study is conducted on 80 individuals in department of Radiology in Bidar Institute of Medical Sciences, Bidar. Frontal sinus study is carried out by taking radiographs. These radiographs are minutely studied under the heading of height, breadth, surface area .Height, Breadth% Surface area is studied with the help of Graphic method. The statistical test is used for sexual identification of frontal sinus. The demarcating point was calculated for all males and females, right, left and combined values were studied by application of ‘t’ test. It is found that ‘t ’test shows significance for all parameters.