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Lip prints: an identification aid.
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PMID:  23132477     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Background Lip prints are the normal lines and furrows in the form of wrinkles and grooves present in the human lip between the inner labial mucosa and outer skin having certain individual characteristics like fingerprints. Objective The aim of the study was to highlight the importance of lip prints in sex determination related to forensic investigation for identification. Methods Study was conducted on 150 medical students which include 75 males and 75 females of Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences, Dhulikhel, Kavre on 2011. Lip prints were collected and analyzed as per Suzuki classification. Results There was significant difference between male and female lip print patterns. Type II was most common combining both. Type I and I ' was more common in male where as Type I was rare in female. Type II in fourth quadrant was seen in almost all female and also the commonest. Similar patterns in all four quadrants were common findings in female. Conclusion The study showed that each lip print is unique and the sex of the person can be predicted on the basis of patterns present in prints.
R K Karki
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Kathmandu University medical journal (KUMJ)     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1812-2078     ISO Abbreviation:  Kathmandu Univ Med J (KUMJ)     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101215359     Medline TA:  Kathmandu Univ Med J (KUMJ)     Country:  Nepal    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  55-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Dhulikhel Hospital, Kathmandu University Hospital, Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences, Nepal.
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