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Angle Orthod. 1988 Apr;58(2):179-84.

Mandibular growth changes and maturation of cervical vertebrae--a longitudinal cephalometric study.

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School of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15261.


The relationship of cervical vertebral maturation and mandibular growth changes are assessed in annual lateral cephalometric radiographs of thirteen caucasian females from 9 to 15 years of age. Statistically significant increases in mandibular length, corpus length and ramus height are associated with specific maturation stages in the cervical vertebrae.

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