Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1--5

Orbital cavity evaluation in a Brazilian population


Alanalaiz Magalhaes Pereira, Antonio Azoubel Antunes, Evelyne Pessoa Soriano, Breno Henrique Mara Rodrigues, Vinicius Balan Santos Pereira, Gabriela Granja Porto 
 Department of Forensic Sciences, University of Pernambuco, Camaragibe, PE, Brazil

Correspondence Address:
Gabriela Granja Porto
University of Pernambuco – Faculty of Dentistry of Pernambuco, General Newton Cavalcanti Avenue, 1650, Camaragibe, PE
Brazil

Objective: The main objective is to analyze the differences between the orbital cavities according to age and sex in a population from the Northeast of Brazil and compare with a specific Chinese population. Methodology: Linear measurements on 8 points of the orbit were made in a sample of 113 patients, based on each sex and age range (<19, 20–39, 40–59 and ≥ 60 years old). The distances were orbital width, orbital height, medial orbital wall, lateral orbital wall, superior orbital wall, inferior orbital wall, interorbital width, and biorbital width. Results: It was noticed that the orbital cavities of men were higher in all measures than those of women (P < 0.001), except for the orbital height and the distance between the orbits. Younger patients showed a tendency to have smaller orbits. Comparing the measurements obtained for the Brazilian participants with those of Chinese, the orbits of Brazilians were significantly higher on all measures (P < 0.001), except for biorbital breath. Conclusion: There were significant differences between most measures of orbital cavities between men and women in the Brazilian population, while differences were seen in all measurements between Brazilian and Chinese population.


How to cite this article:
Pereira AM, Antunes AA, Soriano EP, Mara Rodrigues BH, Santos Pereira VB, Porto GG. Orbital cavity evaluation in a Brazilian population.J Oral Maxillofac Radiol 2019;7:1-5


How to cite this URL:
Pereira AM, Antunes AA, Soriano EP, Mara Rodrigues BH, Santos Pereira VB, Porto GG. Orbital cavity evaluation in a Brazilian population. J Oral Maxillofac Radiol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Jun 18 ];7:1-5
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