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Sex Determination in a Sample of Egyptian Population based on Outer and Medullary Metacarpal Measurements. A Multi-Detector Computed Tomographic Study


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Prediction of sex from incomplete and decomposing skeletal remains is vital in establishing the identity of an unknown individual. The purpose of this study is to assess the applicability of outer and medullary parameters of third and fourth metacarpals using multi-detector computed tomography in sex determination in Egyptian population. All measurements showed significant sexual differences (P < 0.05). By simple discriminant analysis, mediolateral diameter of midshaft of the third metacarpal showed the highest percentage of accuracy (69%) in sex determination. This study concluded that metacarpals are useful bones for sex determination and also it imposes new forensic standards for determination of sex in Egyptian metacarpals using various discriminant formulae.

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Sex Determination, Metacarpals, Multi-Detector Computed Tomography.
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Authors

Mennatallah Mahmoud Ahmed Mohamed
Minia University, Egypt
Hala Mohamed Ahmed
Minia University, Egypt
Osama Abdelaziz Hassan
Minia University, Egypt
Moustafa Abdelkader Abdelwahab
Minia University, Egypt
Rehab Hosni Abdelkareem Younis
Minia University, Egypt

Abstract


Prediction of sex from incomplete and decomposing skeletal remains is vital in establishing the identity of an unknown individual. The purpose of this study is to assess the applicability of outer and medullary parameters of third and fourth metacarpals using multi-detector computed tomography in sex determination in Egyptian population. All measurements showed significant sexual differences (P < 0.05). By simple discriminant analysis, mediolateral diameter of midshaft of the third metacarpal showed the highest percentage of accuracy (69%) in sex determination. This study concluded that metacarpals are useful bones for sex determination and also it imposes new forensic standards for determination of sex in Egyptian metacarpals using various discriminant formulae.

Keywords


Sex Determination, Metacarpals, Multi-Detector Computed Tomography.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.37506/v11%2Fi2%2F2020%2Fijphrd%2F195064