Mid-facial tissue depths of white children: an aid in facial feature reconstruction

J Forensic Sci. 1986 Oct;31(4):1463-9.


Available facial tissue thickness standards for facial feature reconstruction are based on adult measurements. Mid-facial tissue thicknesses for male and female white adolescents are presented here. Measurements were taken from lateral radiographs produced in an orthodontic practice. Statistical analysis indicates that age, sex, and to some extent, dental occlusion pattern are factors that should be taken into account when attempting facial feature reconstructions.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Anthropometry
  • Cephalometry
  • Child
  • Connective Tissue / anatomy & histology
  • Dental Occlusion
  • European Continental Ancestry Group*
  • Face / anatomy & histology*
  • Female
  • Forensic Medicine*
  • Humans
  • Male