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Table 2 Comparison of sella–nasion, sella–nasion–basion and sella–nasion–articular measurements of this study and the research by Riolo [3]

From: Morphological configuration of the cranial base among children aged 8 to 12 years

Measurements Current study Riolo p value
Age (years) Female Male Female Male
Mean value SD Mean value SD Mean value SD Mean value SD Female Male
Sella nasion 8 60.23 2.8 60.91 2.11 72.3 2.9 75.2 3.0 <0.001 <0.001
9 60.57 2.7 62.48 2.0 72.6 2.7 75.9 3.3 <0.001 <0.001
10 62.22 2.2 64.22 2.0 73.9 2.8 76.8 3.2 <0.001 <0.001
11 62.38 3.7 62.11 2.4 74.3 3.0 78.2 2.9 <0.001 <0.001
12 63.54 3.0 64.27 1.4 74.9 3.0 78.3 3.3 <0.001 <0.001
Sella nasion/basion 8 133.36 7.57 130.46 5.15 130.0 4.8 129.0 4.8 0.117 0.311
9 130.96 4.9 129.25 5.21 129.8 4.6 129.6 4.6 0.39 0.785
10 131.19 4.45 130.99 4.13 129.7 4.5 129.2 4.7 0.22 0.162
11 128.22 3.76 132.94 4.92 129.9 4.8 128.9 4.8 0.32 0.009
12 130.07 6.2 132.20 4.76 130.4 5.2 129.3 4.8 0.88 0.171
Sella nasion/articular 8 124.52 4.26 124.28 4.62 123° 5 123° 5 0.31 0.296
9 125.18 5.43 124.13 7.0 123° 5 123° 5 0.14 0.457
10 125.16 5.7 126.03 5.2 123° 5 123° 5 0.13 0.035
11 122.9 4.2 128.72 4.0 123° 5 123° 5 0.95 0.0003
12 124.40 6.6 126.04 4.11 123° 5 123° 5 0.54 0.162