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The radiographic preauricular groove: its non-relationship to past parity.
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PMID:  2742006     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Deep preauricular sulci were identified on abdominal radiographs in 29 of 190 (15%) adult females and in none of 110 adult males. To assess the value of the deep preauricular sulcus as an index of past pregnancy, we examined gravidity and parity records of 190 women, using standard films that included the sacroiliac region. Deep, radiographic preauricular grooves were identified in 4 of 41 (10%) nulliparous women and in 25 of 149 (17%) women with positive pregnancy histories. We also examined radiographs obtained before and after pregnancy in six primigravidas. No evidence of radiographic changes in the preauricular grooves was seen in any of the six women. We conclude that the presence of a deep, radiographic preauricular sulcus is not necessarily an indication of past pregnancy.
D B Spring; C O Lovejoy; G N Bender; M Duerr
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of physical anthropology     Volume:  79     ISSN:  0002-9483     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Phys. Anthropol.     Publication Date:  1989 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-08-01     Completed Date:  1989-08-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400654     Medline TA:  Am J Phys Anthropol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  247-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of California, San Francisco 94143.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Ilium / radiography*
Middle Aged
Sacroiliac Joint / radiography*

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