Published Online: 1 October 1985
Page Count: 13
Graduate student, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Associate professor, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Chief technologist, J. Hillis Miller Health Center, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
(Received 18 May 1984; accepted 18 January 1985)
Ultrasonic determinations were made of facial tissue thicknesses in 50 healthy American caucasoid children, ranging in age from 4 to 15. Twenty measurements were taken at sites along the median, right sagittal, and right lateral planes. A static scanner was used in the B-mode. Three measurements significantly increased with age, the mid-philtrum (rs = 0.43, p < 0.01) in females, the mental sulcus (rs = 0.30, p < 0.05) in males, and the frontal eminence (rs = 0.32, p < 0.05) in both sexes. Moreover, 25% of the measurements, while not statistically significant, decreased with increasing age. These data provide a basis for facial reproductions in caucasoid children.
Paper ID: JFS11051J