Abstract
An: 2019, Nr.3, Articol Nr. 6
Title: 

ESTIMATON OF THE AGE FROM FETAL OCCIPITAL BONE

Authors: 

      G.A. Badiu, E. Tarţa-Arsene, Laura Stroică - „Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Discipline of Anatomy
      Al.T. Ispas, Adina Baciu - „Francisc I Rainer” Anthropology Institute of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest
      A. Niculae - „Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Discipline of Cellular, Mollecular Biology and Histology
      ESTIMATON OF THE AGE FROM FETAL OCCIPITAL BONE (Abstract): Assessing the age of a skeleton can be a very difficult job, depending on the conditon of the bones and the part of the scheleton which is examined. The difficulty increases when we study a fetal or newborn’s skeleton part, becouse, we need to know not only the anatomy of the bones, but also the stages of development. Our study included 19 complete dried skulls of different ages. We estimated the age using the presence of specific structures and ossification centers. For each specimen we measured the length an width of the pars basilaris and pars lateralis of the occipital bone. The results of the study can be useful for forensic specialists in order to establish the age of the fetus at death and also to assess the viability of the fetus at the time of death.
Key words: FETUS, OCCIPITAL BONE, AGE ESTIMATION, FORENSIC
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