Type of Article:  Original

Volume 7; Issue 1.2 (February 2019)

Page No.: 6225-6229

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2018.446


Prateek Shrivastava 1, Annapurna Bose *2.

1 Resident, Department of Anatomy, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India.

*2 Professor, Department of Anatomy, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Corresponding author: Dr. Annapurna Bose Professor, Department of Anatomy, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India. E-Mail: pshrivastava015@gmail.com


Background: Breast cancer is one of the most common cancer in females, it’s development has genetic basis which has been already established. Fingerprint patterns are also formed under genetic control early in development almost at the same period during the development of mammary buds .They do not change significantly thereafter, and thus remains almost same whole life. So these patterns may be evaluated as a non-invasive anatomical marker for breast cancer risk .

 Methodology: In this study assessment of the fingerprint patterns of both hands of 109 female breast cancer patients were taken and compared with the patterns of 109 age matched normal healthy females.The Patterns were obtained by Ink method in an A4 size white paper. Fingerprints patterns (arches,loops and whorls) and total finger ridge count of both the groups was studied and analysed.

Results: On statistical analysis it was observed that Whorl pattern are the significantly most common finger print pattern associated with breast cancer patients as compared to normal healthy females of Madhya Pradesh.

Conclusion: The finger print patterns are significantly associated with carcinoma breast and in a developing country like India it may serve as an inexpensive and effective tool for screening the high-risk population for breast cancer.

Key words: Dermatoglyphics , Digital Patterns , Breast Cancer, Total Finger Ridge Count.


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Cite this article: Prateek Shrivastava, Annapurna Bose. ASSESSMENT OF DIGITAL PATTERNS IN CARCINOMA BREAST PATIENTS OF MADHYA PRADESH. Int J Anat Res 2019;7(1.2):6225-6229. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2018.446