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Revista Ecuatoriana de Neurología

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DURON, Reyna M. et al. Cephalic Circumference Curves And Potential Anthropometric Differences In Latin America And The World. Rev Ecuat Neurol [online]. 2019, vol.28, n.1, pp.47-55. ISSN 2631-2581.

The cephalic circumference (CC) is a measurement that detects alterations in the proper growth of the brain. CC curves most used worldwide are those proposed by the CDC, NCHS and WHO. Despite criticism of the methodology used to create them, updates have been made to correct inconsistencies, and that has helped to detect and treat on time problems of cranial size at both the small (microcephaly) and large (macrocephaly) ends. Several authors have suggested that regional reference curves should be made, and others, like Kenton Holden and colleagues, have proposed new curves that consolidate different databases, aiming to reduce the risk of errors in the diagnosis of microcephaly or mild macrocephaly. It is necessary to study what the normal cranial growth pattern of Latin American children is for each region or country, as well as to determine the interethnic differences.

Keywords : biometrics; cephalometrics; cranial perimeter; macrocephaly; microcephaly..

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