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A Numerical Evaluation Of A Facial Pattern In Children With Isolated Pulmonary Stenosis
Author(s): Howard Ainsworth; James Hunt; Michael Joseph
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Paper Abstract

A facial contouring technique, using light sectioning by Coob was modified by Ainsworth and Joseph and used in a numerical study of children with isolated pulmonary stenosis (PS) to test the hypothesis that the facial pattern in this condition differs from the normal. Measurements were compared between a group of 20 normal children, and a group of 20 children with PS between the ages of 6 and 10.5 years. A distinctive facial pattern has emerged. Many anteroposterior measurements were significantly greater in the PS group, indicating that the tissues are more prominent in the maxillary region. Twenty-nine of the measurements showed significant differences between the two groups (P <.05). Discriminant analyses were carried out to discover which, if any, might be used to predict the group to which an individual should belong. Depending on the variables chosen, between 34 and 37 individuals from the total of 40 were assigned to their correct group, PS or control.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 1980
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0166, NATO Symposium on Applications of Human Biostereometrics, (29 July 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.956963
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Howard Ainsworth, Guy's Hospital (United Kingdom)
James Hunt, Guy's Hospital (United Kingdom)
Michael Joseph, Guy's Hospital (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0166:
NATO Symposium on Applications of Human Biostereometrics
A. M. Coblentz; Robin E. Herron, Editor(s)

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