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Plast Reconstr Surg. 1990 Apr;85(4):532-6.

Measurement and study of the nose and face and their correlations in the young adult of Han nationality.

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Department of Anatomy, Henan College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Zhengzhou, China.


The measurement of 13 items in the face and nose of 220 young adults (110 males and 110 females) of the Han nationality between the ages of 18 and 21 years has been done in the Henan Province of China. The means and standard deviations have been obtained, and the significant differences in many items between males and females have been proved. Some items influencing outer nasal shape have been analyzed. The correlations between nose height, nose length, and morphologic facial height and physiognomic facial height have been discussed. The ratio and amount of nasal breadth to facial breadth and nasal breadth to interocular breadth have been compared and analyzed, and the differences among the different races and between the sexes have been explained.

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