Age and Ossification of the Hyoid Bone: Forensic Implications

    Volume 32, Issue 6 (November 1987)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 November 1987

    Page Count: 5


    Lundy, JK
    Physical anthropologist, U.S. Army Central Identification Laboratory, Fort Shafter, HI

    O'Halloran, RL
    Assistant medical examiner, Ventura County Medical Examiner, Ventura, CA

    (Received 4 April 1987; accepted 15 April 1987)

    Abstract

    Hyoid bones from a medical examiner population were visually and radiographically examined to determine the presence or absence of bony fusion of the greater cornua to the central body. Fusion was found to increase in frequency with age. Hyoid bones fused more frequently in males than in females. Females showed an especially high frequency of unilateral nonfusion.


    Paper ID: JFS11223J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11223J

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