Thyroid cartilage ossification and multislice computed tomography examination: a useful tool for age assessment?

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_0D1422B8BF5D
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Thyroid cartilage ossification and multislice computed tomography examination: a useful tool for age assessment?
Périodique
Journal of Forensic Sciences
Auteur(s)
Dang-Tran K.D., Dedouit F., Joffre F., Rougé D., Rousseau H., Telmon N.
ISSN
1556-4029 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0022-1198
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2010
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
55
Numéro
3
Pages
677-683
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
Many authors have studied the thyroid cartilage ossification process using radiographic features for age estimation of individuals. Their results were various: Sugiyama reported excellent correlation coefficients between ossification rates and civil age, unlike most other authors. We hypothesized that recent advances in imaging techniques would enable more precise evaluation of the ossification of the thyroid cartilage. We retrospectively analyzed the CT scans of 312 French patients using postprocessing software to examine the pattern of thyroid cartilage ossification, calculating the ossified volume of the cartilage on 3D reconstructions. Pearson's correlation coefficients for volume were 0.73 for men and 0.75 for women (standard error 18.02 and 17.06), indicating considerable inter-individual variability. Although a correlation between civil age and morphological changes was found, these methods based on thyroid cartilage ossification were not accurate enough for the assessment of individual age.
Mots-clé
Adolescent, Adult, Age Determination by Skeleton/methods, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Child, Child, Preschool, Female, Forensic Anthropology/methods, Humans, Imaging, Three-Dimensional, Infant, Infant, Newborn, Male, Middle Aged, Osteogenesis, Retrospective Studies, Sex Characteristics, Thyroid Cartilage/radiography, Tomography, X-Ray Computed/methods, Young Adult
Pubmed
Web of science
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12/01/2016 11:06
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