Maxillary Suture Obliteration: Aging the Human Skeleton Based on Intact or Fragmentary Maxilla

    Volume 32, Issue 1 (January 1987)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 10


    Mann, RW
    Graduate assistants, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

    Symes, SA
    Graduate assistants, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

    Bass, WM
    Professor and head, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

    (Received 11 January 1986; accepted 3 April 1986)

    Abstract

    Obliteration of the four sutures of the bony palate is examined to determine its value as an age indicator. Thirty-six maxillae from a predominately white series representing both sexes and a wide variety of ages are studied. It is concluded that the amount of obliteration of these sutures is useful in estimating general biological age.


    Paper ID: JFS12337J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12337J

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    Title Maxillary Suture Obliteration: Aging the Human Skeleton Based on Intact or Fragmentary Maxilla
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    Committee E30