Gender Based Comparative Morphometric Analysis Of Adult Nose

  • Muhammad Naeem King Edward Medical University/Mayo Hospital, Lahore
  • Bakht Aziz Lahore General Hospital, Lahore
  • Maroof Aziz Khan King Edward Medical University/Mayo Hospital, Lahore
  • Azhar Hameed King Edward Medical University/Mayo Hospital, Lahore
Keywords: Morphometric, Anthropometry, Nose

Abstract

Background: The measurements of nose is important cosmetically and medico legally.  It is being done since Greek age. In modern times its importance is increased.

Objective: To determine the values of morphometric measurements from nose of adult males and females and to compare them with each other.

Material & Method: This Comparative cross sectional study was conducted at Mayo Hospital Lahore during April 2014 to December 2014. Total of 210 subjects were  recruited initially, while 10 patients did not follow. So total 200 patients were studied. Surface measurements were taken directly from the nose of all subjects. Data was recorded and analyzed in SPSS.

Results:  Mean length of dorsum of nose was 5.22±0.41 cm in males and  4.74±0.31cm  in  females. Nasal width was 3.91±0.26cm in males and 3.79±0.28cm in females. Distance between nasal tip and level of upper lip was 1.21±0.29cm in males and 1.42±0.22cm in females. Naso-frontal angle was 151.18±5.33° in males and 148.75±6.25° in females. Naso-labial angle was 105.25±11.01° in males and 109.53±9.35° in females. Stomion- Menton (SM) distance was 4.37±0.43cm in males and 4.05±0.30cm in females. Nasal  root width was 1.69 cm in males and 1.41 cm in females.

Conclusion: Data explained that nose of male is longer and wider as compared to females. Nasal length is greater than SM distance. Nasal root is narrow in our population. Naso-frontal angle is greater in males as compared to females while naso-labial angle is greater in females as compared to males.

Author Biographies

Muhammad Naeem, King Edward Medical University/Mayo Hospital, Lahore

Associate Professor, Department of ENT

KEMU/ Mayo Hospital, Lahore

Bakht Aziz, Lahore General Hospital, Lahore

Assistant Professor, Department of ENT

Lahore General Hospital, Lahore

Maroof Aziz Khan, King Edward Medical University/Mayo Hospital, Lahore

Professor & Head of ENT Department,

KEMU/ Mayo Hospital,, Lahore 

Azhar Hameed, King Edward Medical University/Mayo Hospital, Lahore

Former Professor of ENT,

KEMU/ Mayo Hospital, Lahore.

Published
2019-11-06
How to Cite
Naeem, M., Bakht Aziz, Maroof Aziz Khan, & Azhar Hameed. (2019). Gender Based Comparative Morphometric Analysis Of Adult Nose. Annals of King Edward Medical University, 25(3). Retrieved from https://annalskemu.org/journal/index.php/annals/article/view/3081
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