Agnieszka Przystanska

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Observations were made on 299 dry human mandibles and 21 autopsy heads. Foramina were observed in the inner surface of the alveolar part in 32% of the mandibles investigated. The diameter of the foramina varied between 0.4 mm and 1.6 mm. In most instances foramina were present between the lower medial and lateral incisors but in some cases they were also(More)
Computed tomography is commonly used in modern medicine, and thus, it is often helpful for medicolegal purposes, especially as part of the antemortem record. The application of postmortem computed tomography and 3D reconstruction of the skull in challenging cases is reported, and its valuable contribution to positive identification is discussed. This paper(More)
Forensic anthropologists are able to estimate the stature of a skeleton, its sex and biological age at death, with a relatively high degree of accuracy. Body mass estimation from the stature and bi-iliac (maximum pelvic) breadth and femoral head breadth can be useful in forensic investigations involving unidentified skeletal remains. Predicting the body(More)
Although accessory foramina of a human mandible are consistent findings their contents still causes confusions. The study was undertaken to determine the contents of accessory foramina on the medial aspect of mandibular symphysis. Dissection of 21 human cadaveric heads revealed the presence of neurovascular bundle in accessory foramina. Macroscopically it(More)
The study was conducted on 15 embryos aged 5 weeks. The primordium of Meckel's cartilage appears at stage 13 (32 days) as a rounded structure composed of fusiform and polygonal cells, which blend with other cells of the mandibular process. At stages 14 and 15 (33 and 36 days) Meckel's cartilage forms a well delineated core of small densely packed cells.
In the past few decades, a number of studies have reported that accessory foramina are located on the internal aspect of the mandible, indicating their potential importance for effective and successful clinical procedures. The aim of this study is to evaluate adult, infantile, and fetal human mandibles for occurrence of accessory foramina. To our knowledge,(More)
The development of the mandible was traced on serial sections of 20 human embryos aged 5-8 weeks (developmental stages 13-23). Special consideration was given to the differentiation of skeletal units proposed by Sperber. The first skeletal units, namely the mandibular body, the alveolar unit and the condylar unit, may be distinguished in the 7(th) week. The(More)
OBJECTIVES Anatomical and developmental descriptions of the maxillary sinus may be of great clinical importance. An understanding of age-related changes in the dimensions and volume of the normal maxillary sinus may help in the evaluation of radiographs and identification of sinus abnormalities. The aim of the present study was to define growth patterns of(More)
This paper presents the first ever paleodontological investigation of human remains from an archeological site in Central Europe dating from the Early Bronze Age and attributed to the Strzyzow Culture. It corroborates the knowledge gained from archeological, anthropological and genetical investigations. Our study aimed to assess dental status, dental(More)
BACKGROUND The anthropometric measurements of the skeletonized skull are crucial in the investigation of human remains, mostly for personal identification. The images of the skull are used if the superimposition or approximation of the facial appearance is to be performed. The aim of the study was to compare the accuracy of the anthropometric measurements(More)