A study of orbital cavity by morphometric analysis from forensic perspective

Manah Chandra Changmai, Kastury Gohain

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The facial skeletal consists of two pyramidal shaped orbital cavities. The dimensions of the orbital aperture are applied in forensic medicine for gender and ethnic identification in humans. In this study the results showed a mean orbital height and width of 34.7±2.7 and 39.6±1.4 on the right side. In the left side the mean orbital height of 34.2±2.4 and width of 39.5±1.7 was recorded. A mean orbital index of 88.3 is evaluated from the values of analysis. The conclusion of this study revealed a Mesoseme type of orbital aperture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)112-114
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Medical Toxicology and Legal Medicine
Issue number3-4
Early online date5 Oct 2018
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Anthropometric dimension
  • Dry human skull
  • Forensic science
  • Orbital cavity
  • Orbital index

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Toxicology


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