GENDER BASED CEPHALOMETRIC EVALUATION OF POSITION OF HYOID BONE IN DIFFERENT SKELETAL MALOCCLUSION AMONG PATIENTS REPORTIN AT SANDEMAN PROVINCIL HOSPITAL (SPH) QUETTA
Objective: To compare the position of hyoid bone in different skeletal malocclusions in both genders from records of patients of orthodontic department, Sandeman Provincial Hospital Quetta.
Study Design: cross sectional study.
Place and Duration of Study: Department of Orthodontics dental section Sandeman Provincial Hospital Quetta, from Mar 2017 to Aug 2017.
Methodology: This study was carried out with the help of patient radiographs from records of Orthodontics department Sandeman Provincial Hospital Quetta. Beginning of study followed Ethical committee approval. The Sample size was 60. For the data collection, Non probability consecutive sampling technique was used. Samples were collected from Baluchistan.
Results: Each gender had 30 cases; 10 in each three of the classes. There was a greater horizontal linear measures C3-H, C3-Rgn found in males across all three classes.
Conclusion: There was a greater C3-H and H-Rgn found in males in comparison to females in all the class groups. Additionally, C3-H was found to be of the greatest distance in males in class 1 and 3 groups.