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Rom J Leg Med22(2)105-108(2014)
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The importance of the ossification centre morphology in the left hand-wrist bones for age evaluation

C. Dogaroiu, C. Capatina, E. Gherghe, M. Avramoiu

Abstract: Determining the chronological age by assessing only the presence of ossification centres and the degree of epiphyseal union observed in the left hand-wrist X-rays could lead to important chronological age underestimation or overestimation.
This article presents 4 such cases, emphasizing the importance of assessing the morphology of hand bone elements in addition to their presence in order to increase the accuracy of the chronological age evaluation.
Keywords: chronological age evaluation, left hand-wrist X-ray, presence of ossification centres, morphology of ossification centres.

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