Study of the Closure of Sagittal Suture in Relation with Age of the Individuals tn Native of Gujarat

Authors

  • Kamesh Modi1 , Uttamkumar Solanki2 , Kavita Banker3 , Rajni Bhagora4 , Jagdeep Jadav5

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10388

Keywords:

Sagittal suture, Age, Relation

Abstract

Background: Age estimation is an integral part of the biological profile employed by forensic anthropologists

in order to assist in achieving an identification of an unknown deceased individual. Its estimation is of

paramount importance and requires special attention in cases where bodies are found in decomposed,

mutilated state or only fragmentary remains are discovered.

Material and Method: The present study has been done on post-mortem cases referred to GMERS Medical

College, Himmatnagar which is referral center. Very few studies have been conducted on sagittal suture

closure in Himmatnagar region . Total 150 post mortem cases were taken and data collected.

Result: Present study reveal that Ectocranial obliteration of the various segments of the three main sutures

of the skull is so inconclusive that neither does it help in estimating the age of the deceased nor does it

provide any supportive evidence in determining the age of skeletal remain. Age was determined on the basis

of endocranial suture fusion.

Conclusion: It was found that closure of Sagittal suture started in age of 20-29 yrs and closure completed

at the age of 61 to 65 yrs.

Author Biography

Kamesh Modi1 , Uttamkumar Solanki2 , Kavita Banker3 , Rajni Bhagora4 , Jagdeep Jadav5

1 Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, GMERS Medical College, Himmatnagar, 2 Associate Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, GMERS Medical College, Junagadh, 3Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine &, GMERS Medical College, Himmatnagar, 4Associate Professor, 5 Professor and Head, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, GMERS Medical college, Himmatnagar

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Kamesh Modi1 , Uttamkumar Solanki2 , Kavita Banker3 , Rajni Bhagora4 , Jagdeep Jadav5. (2020). Study of the Closure of Sagittal Suture in Relation with Age of the Individuals tn Native of Gujarat. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 376-382. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10388