Relationship Between the Piriform Aperture and Interalar Nasal Widths in Adult Males

    Volume 36, Issue 4 (July 1991)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 10


    Hoffman, BE
    Medical sculptor and anaplastologist, private practice, Fort Worth, TX

    McConathy, DA
    Clinical assistant professor, research associate, and associate professor and head, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

    Saddler, L
    Clinical assistant professor, research associate, and associate professor and head, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

    Coward, M
    Clinical assistant professor, research associate, and associate professor and head, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

    (Received 11 June 1990; accepted 3 October 1990)

    Abstract

    The piriform aperture of 182 skulls of black and white males in the United States was measured and compared with soft tissue readings taken previously. Statistical analysis indicated that nose width prediction formulas currently utilized in facial reconstruction required modification. Two revised formulas are proposed to improve accuracy of reconstructions: an addition prediction formula for ease of use and a multiplication prediction formula for more precise results on those skulls outside of the mean range.


    Paper ID: JFS13130J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13130J

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    Title Relationship Between the Piriform Aperture and Interalar Nasal Widths in Adult Males
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