International Journal of Anatomy and Research

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Type of Article: Original Research

Year: 2016 | Volume 4 | Issue 2 | Page No. 2349-2353

Date of Publication: 31-05-2016



Priya P Wattamwar *1, P. B. Hosmani 2.

*1 Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, JIIUíS Indian Institute of Medical Science & Research, Warudi, Jalna, Maharashtra, India.

2 Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Dr. V. M. Govt. Medical College, Solapur, Maharashtra, India.

Address: Dr. Priya P Wattamwar, Flat No. A-12, Third floor, Z Ė galaxy, Near the Jain International school, Shahanoorwadi, Aurangabad, Maharashtra. 431001, Mob. No.: +919764099494


Background: Over the last 40 years or so more than 4000 papers have been written on significance of skin ridge patterns. Many of them are restricted to the study of genetic or congenital disorders. At present, throughout the globe, there are nearly one million women each year getting cervical cancer. Carcinoma cervix is the most common cancer in women in most of the developing countries including India.
Materials and Methods: The subjects of this study were 90 histopathologically confirmed patients of carcinoma cervix and control group of 90 healthy females ranging from age group 25-65 years. Dermatoglyphic prints were taken by using ink method. Different qualitative parameters like fingertip patterns, patterns in interdigital areas and quantitative parameters which included total finger ridge count (TFRC), a-t-d angle, a-b, b-c, c-d and t-d ridge counts were taken and studied. The data was analyzed by using Chi2 test and student ‘t’ test
Results: There was statistically significant decrease in total finger ridge count, a-t-d angle and t-d ridge count in patients of carcinoma cervix compared to the control group. While other parameters like fingertip patterns, interdigital area patterns and or a-b, b-c and c-d ridge counts did not show any statistically significant difference in females having carcinoma cervix. Conclusion: This study has shown certain specific associations between Carcinoma of cervix & ridges like other studies. This study may help in screening of females particularly with risk factors like family history by studying their dermatoglyphics along with other screening tests.
Key Words: Dermatoglyphics, Fingertip Patterns, Atd Angle, Total Finger Ridge Count.


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Priya P Wattamwar, P. B. Hosmani. STUDY OF DERMATOGLYPHICS IN CARCINOMA CERVIX. Int J Anat Res 2016;4(2):2349-2353. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2016.215




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