hyperbrachycephalic


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hyperbrachycephalic

 [hi″per-brak″e-sĕ-fal´ik]
having a very short, wide head.
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Head Shape Cephalic Index Range 1 Dolichocephalic <75.0 2 Mesocephalic 75.0-79.9 3 Brachycephalic 80.0-84.9 4 Hyperbrachycephalic 85.0-89.9 Statistical Analysis
(2010) have shown that people with Apert syndrome are both hyperbrachycephalic and narrow-faced [14, 15].
On basis of cephalic index head shapes are grouped in four international categories including dolichocephalic, brachycephalic, mesocephalic and hyperbrachycephalic (Williams et al., 1995).
[7] It is also reported that individual with Apert's syndrome are hyperbrachycephalic. [8]
In case of cephalic index, it was found that about 80% of the Chakma females were hyperbrachycephalic (Figure 1(a)).
Table 1 Head Shape Range of Cephalic Index (%) Dolichocephalic Up to 74.9 Mesocephalic 75.0-79.9 Brachycephalic 80.0-84.9 Hyperbrachycephalic 85.0-89.9 Table 2: Cephalic Index in Different Endogamous Groups (Jat Sikhs, Banias, Majhbi Sikhs) n Mean Range Min Max S.D.
Viewed as the most important dimensional relation of cephalic measurements the cephalic index--the ratio of the maximum width of the head to its maximum length, multiplied by 100--classifies the shape of the human head into dolichocephalic, mesocephlic brachicephlic and hyperbrachycephalic, ranging from the longest to the shortest (Williams et al., 1995; Iwaki et al, 2011).
The boys dominant and rare types were hyperbrachycephalic (34.3%) and dolichocephalic (7.5%), respectively (Table III, Fig.
A lot of anthropologists' investigations say that approximately 80% of the Albanian people (in our research 76.9%, Table II) have a brachycephalic and hyperbrachycephalic type of the head (Behluli; Dhima; Gavrilovic; Gluck; Mcculoch; Ylli).
On the basis of this index, skulls were classified as hyperdolichocephalic, dolichocephalic, mesocephalic, brachycephalic, and hyperbrachycephalic.
Based on the cephalic index, the head shape of 42.4% of individuals were brachycephalic, 7.6% hyperbrachycephalic, 40.9% mesocephalic and 8.1% dolicocephalic.
Dominant and rare type of head shape in native Fars group were hyperbrachycephalic (53.6%) and dolichocephalic (15%), and in Turkman group were brachycephalic (58.1%) and dolichocephalic (0.05%), respectively.