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Spheno-occipital synchondrosis maturation as related to the development of cervical vertebrae, mandibular canine and chronologic age: A cone-beam computed tomography analysis

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dc.contributor.supervisor Wiltshire, William A. (Preventive Dental Science) en_US
dc.contributor.author Halpern, Richard Michael
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-15T17:39:03Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-15T17:39:03Z
dc.date.issued 2014-12-15
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/30110
dc.description.abstract To investigate the relationship between maturation of the spheno-occipital synchondrosis (SOS) with cervical vertebrae (CVM), dental development of the canine (DI), chronologic age and intra-rater / inter-rater reliability using retrospective cone-beam computed tomography, seventy-seven subjects were randomly selected into six groups based on age and sex. Spearman correlation coefficients and tabulations between stages of maturation indices were evaluated. SOS maturation was significantly correlated with CVM and age (r > 0.8). A weaker significant correlation coefficient was found between SOS and DI (r > 0.6). All males with fused SOS were in CVM stage 4 or later, while all females were in at least CVM stage 3. No subjects with open SOS were in the post-pubertal growth spurt age group and no subjects with closed SOS were in the pre-pubertal growth spurt age group. SOS maturation showed substantial and significant inter-rater and intra-rater reliability (kappa > 0.7). en_US
dc.subject Skeletal maturation; en_US
dc.subject Spheno-occipital synchondrosis en_US
dc.subject Maturation indicators en_US
dc.subject Age determination en_US
dc.subject Growth prediction en_US
dc.subject Computed tomography, cone-beam, x-ray en_US
dc.title Spheno-occipital synchondrosis maturation as related to the development of cervical vertebrae, mandibular canine and chronologic age: A cone-beam computed tomography analysis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Preventive Dental Science en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Hechter, Frank J. (Preventive Dental Science) Clara, Ian (Community Health Sciences) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2015 en_US


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