To Assess the Values of Gonial & Antegonial Angle on Panoramic Radiograph and their Role in the Gender Determination
Balwinder Singh, Sukhdeep Singh
Kahlon, Ramandeep S. Narang, Shilpa
Gupta, Khushbinder, Kirandeep Kaur,
Shiny Singh and Pavleen Kaur
Correspondence Address :
Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology
SGRD Institute of Dental Sciences & Research
Received on: June 27, 2016, Accepted on: July 14, 2016, Published on: July 20, 2016
Citation: Balwinder Singh, Sukhdeep Singh Kahlon, Ramandeep S. Narang, et al. (2016). To Assess the Values of Gonial & Antegonial Angle on Panoramic Radiograph and their Role in the Gender Determination
Copyright: Balwinder Singh, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Objective: To assess the values of gonial & antegonial angle on panoramic radiographs and assess their role in the gender determination.
Materials & Method: A study was carried out on 400 selected panoramic radiographs (200 males and 200 females). Gonial angle and antegonial angle were recorded and their predictability for the gender assessment was done. Statistical analysis of Student's t-test, Man-Whitney test and ROC curve were used.
Results: There was significant difference in mean values of antegonial angle between males and females. . The ROC curve suggested that both the right and left antegonial angle have 73 % and 69% predictability respectively in gender determination. No statistically significant difference (p > 0.05) was found in gonial angle between males and females.
Conclusion: The antegonial region values are influenced by gender and have potential to be the used as forensic tool in gender determination.