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Somatotype of women of the Stavropol region with mammary gland pathology

Morfologiia. 2005;127(1):46-8. Butova OA, Eremin VA, Seifulina GV.

  • The aim of this study was to determine the somatotypic characteristics of women living in Stavropol region, both healthy persons and patients with mammary cancer. 105 women of second period of mature age and of eldery age were examined. For somatotype assessment the scheme of V.P. Chtetzov et al. (1979) was used. Age peculiarities of morphological typing were demonstrated that revealed the dominance of athletic type in mature age and mesoplastic type in the elderly one. The analysis of anthropometric parameters of women with oncological pathology in the indicated periods of ontogenesis has demonstrated a predominance of a mesomorphic vector in shaping their somatotype. The marker signs possessing the greatest informative value in mammary cancer patients of a second period of mature age were the low values of thickness of brachial and breast adipose folds. These signs are suggested as criteria for the formation of groups of risk.
Physique of patients with carcinoma of the female genital tract

Eur J Gynaecol Oncol. 2004;25(6):683-8. Eiben OG, Buday J, Bosze P.

  • The authors carried out an investigation with a detailed anthropometric programme on 135 women suffering from different kinds of cancer: ovarian n = 35, endometrial n = 22, cervical n = 54, and vulvar/vagina n = 24. All patients were Hungarian and belonged to European ethnic groups. Their age varied between 25.6 and 85.0 years. Somatotype of the patients was estimated with the Heath-Carter anthropometric somatotyping method. Somatotype (endomorphy, mesomorphy, ectomorphy) of the patients with ovarian cancer was respectively: 6.8-5.3-1.0, patients with endometrial cancer 7.9-5.8-0.9, patients with cervical cancer 6.8-5.3-1.3, and patients with vulvar cancer 7.5-5.9-0.9. Based on variance analysis, there was no significant difference among subgroups at the p < 0.05 level. The patients in all four groups--in the overwhelming majority of cases--showed mesomorphic-endomorph forms, i.e., endomorphic elements dominated in their physique and mesomorphy (robusticity) was greater than ectomorphy (linearity).