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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 211-214

Role of fingerprint patterns in the histopathologically diagnosed breast cancer females

1 Department of Anatomy, Santosh Medical College, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Anatomy, Santosh Medical College, Santosh Deemed University, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Anatomy, B.R.D. Medical College, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Dr. Sajjad Jafar
Department of Anatomy, Santosh Medical College, Santosh Deemed University, Ghaziabad, NCR, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JASI.JASI_109_19

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Introduction: Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in India followed by cervical cancer. It is a major threat to women today with nearly half a million deaths attributed mainly to the lack of early diagnosis. A fingerprint pattern determination is genetic, but it has been reported to be affected by the environmental factors in the first trimester of pregnancy. The importance of fingerprints in the modern world is not restricted to the field of forensic and criminal applications only. The purpose of this study is to examine the fingertip patterns among women with histopathologically diagnosed breast cancer and controls. Material and Methods: The study was conducted 145 histopathologically diagnosed breast cancer women and their fingerprint patterns compared with 145 normal healthy women with no family history of breast cancer. Results: The fingerprint patterns were analyzed between breast cancer and control group of individuals, which showed statistically difference. The most common pattern found in breast cancer females was ulnar loop (67.93%) followed by whorl (24.68%) arches (4.13%) and radial loop (3.24%)while in the normal females, the most common pattern was whorl (50.82) follow by arches (17.58%) radial loop (16.27%) and ulnar loop (15.31%). Discussion and Conclusion: According to our study, we conclude that dermatoglyphics may help in identifying women with risk of breast cancer. The dermatoglyphics can serve as an inexpensive, noninvasive anatomical and effective tool to determine the individuals with breast cancer in their future.

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