Features of total and longitudinal body sizes in men with benign nevi

  • Yousif Haddad Nabil Basim National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Vinnytsya, Ukraine
  • О.А. Serebrennikova National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Vinnytsya, Ukraine
  • I.V. Gunas National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Vinnytsya, Ukraine
  • Yu.V. Kyrychenko National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Vinnytsya, Ukraine
  • T.O. Rekun National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Vinnytsya, Ukraine
Keywords: benign nevi, total body sizes, longitudinal body sizes, men.


The use of anthropometric markers to predict the onset or severity of the disease is key to solving the problem of preventive medicine and can be an indispensable tool in preventive examinations in schools, universities and industries. The purpose of the study was to establish total and longitudinal body sizes in men of the first mature age with benign nevi. Anthropometry (determination of total and longitudinal body sizes) was performed according to Bunak’s scheme for men (aged 22-35 years) patients with melanocytic benign simple nevi (n=34), melanocytic benign dysplastic nevi (n=27), melanocytic benign congenital nevi (n=14) and non-melanocytic benign nevi (n=17). As a control from the data bank of the research center of National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Vinnytsya selected total and longitudinal body sizes of 82 practically healthy men of the same age group. Statistical processing of the obtained results was performed in the license package “Statistica 5.5” using non-parametric evaluation methods. It was found that the mass and surface area of the body in healthy men is lower than in patients (except for dysplastic nevi), and in patients with dysplastic nevi – lower than in patients with non-melanocytic nevi; the height of the suprathoracic, acromial and finger anthropometric points in healthy men is lower than in patients with nevi (except for the acromial point height in patients with dysplastic nevi), and the height of the pubic and acetabular anthropometric points – in healthy men is greater than in patients with simple (only pubic point) and dysplastic nevi; in addition, the height of the pubic and acetabular anthropometric points in patients with simple nevi is lower than in patients with non-melanocytic nevi and congenital nevi (only for the acetabulum height). Given the height of anthropometric points and the fact that body length between healthy and sick men has no significant or tendency differences, in sick men we observe a longer torso and shorter lower extremities (most pronounced in patients with simple and dysplastic nevi), which is a manifestation of “subpathological” constitutional types, which indicate a longer torso and shorter lower extremities.


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How to Cite
Nabil Basim, Y. H., SerebrennikovaО., Gunas, I., Kyrychenko, Y., & Rekun, T. (2021). Features of total and longitudinal body sizes in men with benign nevi. Reports of Morphology, 27(3), 61-66. https://doi.org/10.31393/morphology-journal-2021-27(3)-09

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