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Volume 26

January - March  2010

Number  1


 

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Assessment of bone age in
Kurdish children in Iran

Ghotbi Nahid1, Afkhamzadeh Abdorrahim2,
Salehi Mohammad Gharib3, Elyasi Anvar4

ABSTRACT

Objectives: To investigate whether or not the Greulich- Pyle method is sufficient for Kurdish children for determination of the skeletal age.

Methodology: The study group consisted of 228 children (126 girls, 102 boys), with a mean age of 10 years. These radiographs were analyzed by two radiologists who were unaware of the age of the children.

Results: Mean bone ages were delayed by 2 to 21.6 months when compared to the mean chronological ages in boys aged 7 to 14 years. Mean bone ages were delayed by 6.6 to 11.9 months when compared to the mean chronological ages in girls aged 7 to 9 years and advanced by 2 to 12.2 months in girls aged 10 to 14 years.

Conclusions: The results suggest that Kurdish children may have a different pattern of skeletal maturation from that of American children from which the Greulich-Pyle standards is derived.

KEY WORDS: Bone age, Chronological age, G-P method.

Pak J Med Sci    January - March 2010    Vol. 26 No. 1    36-39

How to cite this article:

Ghotbi N, Afkhamzadeh A, Salehi MG, Elyasi A. Assessment of bone age in Kurdish children in Iran. Pak J Med Sci 2010;26(1):36-39


1. Nahid Ghotbi,
Assistant Professor,
Pediatric Department.
2. Afkhamzadeh Abdorrahim,
Assistant Professor of Community Medicine,
Department of Community Medicine
3. Salehi Mohammad Gharib,
Department of Radiology,
Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences,
Sanandaj Iran.
4. Elyasi Anvar,
General Physician,
Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences,
Sanandaj Iran.

Correspondence

Afkhamzadeh Abdorrahim,
Department of Community Medicine,
College of Medicine,
Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences,
Sanandaj, Iran.
Email: afkhama@gmail.com

* Received for Publication: July 15, 2009

* Accepted: November 20, 2009



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