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Type of Article: Original Research

Year: 2016 | Volume 4 | Issue 3 | Page No. 2603-2608

Date of Publication: 31-07-2016



P. Sofia * 1, Subhadra Devi Velichety 2, P. A. Chandrasekharan 3, G. Ravi Prabhu 4.

*1 Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, RIMS, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India.

2 Professor & HOD, Department of Anatomy, Sri Padmavathi Medical College for Women, Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh, India.

3 Incharge Professor, Department of OBG, S V Medical College, Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh, India.

4 Professor & HOD , Department of SPM, ACSR Government Medical College, Dargamitta, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Address: Dr. P. Sofia,  Assistant  Professor, Department of Anatomy,  RIMS, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India.


Introduction: Dermatoglyphics is the scientific study of ridges present on fingers, palms and soles. Female reproductive cancers shorten lifespan in women because of high mortality and morbidity. Detection at pre-invasive and micro-invasive stages makes near 100% survival of cancer patients. Genes that take part in the development of finger and palmar dermatoglyphics distinguish cancer patients from general population. It is possible that these genes also predispose to the development of malignancy.
Materials and Methods:  Materials for the study consists of finger prints of outpatients and inpatients of the Department of OBG, Tirupati and Cancer Hospitals in and around Tirupati, Nellore and Kadapa. The ink prints of each finger were collected from 76 female patients who were diagnosed of having reproductive system cancer by histopathology report. 76 normal females of 30 – 60 years of age who are apparently normal are chosen randomly as control group.
Results: Present study on different female reproductive cancers, 76 normal and 76 female reproductive cancer cases were studied. Among the 76 cancer cases 49 are of cancer cervix and other 27 cancer cases are from other types of female reproductive system cancers that include endometrial, ovarian, vulval, vaginal, tubal and a combination of cervix and vagina. For statistical analysis, the total cases were categorized into control, cancer cervix and female reproductive cancers other than cancer cervix.
Conclusion: Since many investigations are needed to confirm the diagnosis of cancers, dermatoglyphics can be used as a screening procedure to define indications for laboratory procedures.
Key words: Dermatoglyphics, Digital Patterns,Female Reproductive System Cancer, Ridge Count.


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P. Sofia, Subhadra Devi Velichety, P. A. Chandrasekharan, G. Ravi Prabhu. QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF DIGITAL DERMATOGLYPHICS IN FEMALE REPRODUCTIVE CANCERS. Int J Anat Res 2016;4(3):2603-2608. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2016.286




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