Asymmetry of normal mandibular condylar shape.

  title={Asymmetry of normal mandibular condylar shape.},
  author={Virgilio Ferruccio Ferrario and Chiarella Sforza and Alessandro Miani and Davide Sigurt{\`a}},
  journal={Acta anatomica},
  volume={158 4},
Morphological studies of the facial skeleton in human beings are usually made from radiographs (frontal and lateral projections and orthopantomographs). The conventional linear and angular measurements provide quantitative information only about size, and fail to define the shape and form of the skeletal features and their variations. Mathematical methods such as the Fourier series allow a correct quantitative analysis of the shape and its variations. The outlines of the mandibular condyles in… CONTINUE READING