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National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery
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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 234-237

Anthropometric assessment of human auricle in North Indian population

1 Department of ENT, Head-Neck Surgery, King George Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Anatomy, Integral Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Anatomy, Saraswati Medical College and Hospital, Unnao, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Dr. Prerna Gupta
Department of Anatomy, Integral Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/njms.njms_347_21

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Introduction: Morphometric studies of the auricle find its place in many areas, such as esthetics, forensic medicine, biology, anthropology, mythology, arts, and acupuncture. Aims and Objective: This study aims at establishing the anatomical variations in the auricular dimensions in North Indian population. The objectives of this study were to measure auricle height in males and females, to measure auricle width in both sexes, to measure lobular height (LH) in both sexes, to measure lobular width (LW) in both sexes, to calculate the auricle index in both sexes, and to calculate lobular index in both sexes. Materials and Methods: This study was conducted on 130 subjects (78 males and 52 females), in the age group of 18–25 years, without history of genetic disorders, injuries, or any disease of the auricle. Results: The average length of the auricle was 6.28 cm (right) and 6.23 cm (left), and the average width was 3.21 cm (right) and 3.28 cm (left). The average height of the lobule was 1.76 cm and 1.77 cm on the right and left sides, respectively, while the lobule width was 1.90 cm on the right side and 2.01 cm on the left side. Conclusion: Total right auricle height and total auricle width of both the right and left ears are more in males as compared to females, and the difference between both the sides was significant. Both right- and left-side LH and LW were higher in males as compared to females.

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