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Quantitative dermatoglyphic study of the finger ridge count in breast carcinoma patients from Northeastеrn Bulgaria

Galina Aleksieva Yaneva, Tsonka Slavova Dimitrova, Djeni Pancheva Cherneva, Nikoleta Dobromirova Ivanova, Neli Aleksandrova Fialkovska, Ivan Hristov Vachkov, Stefan Todorov Sivkov, Dobry Lazarov Ivanov

Abstract

The present study aimed to assess the relationship between the results from a quantitative dermatoglyphic analysis of the finger ridge count and the predisposition for developing breast cancer.

The fingerprints of 82 breast carcinoma female patients diagnosed by histological and mammographic investigations were obtained and compared to 60 female controls from Northeastеrn Bulgaria. The fingerprints were obtained by classical ink method. The finger ridge count was determined by the method of Cummins and Midlo.

The total finger ridge count (TFRC) showed statistically significant difference between the patients and the controls on the first and second finger of the right hand and on the second and third finger of the left hand. Due to statistically significant differences of TFRC on some of the fingers, we discovered differences in the descending formulas in the two observed groups. Descending formulas on the fingers of the breast carcinoma patients compared with the controls on the left hand were respectively 2>4>1>5>3 vs 2>1>4>5>3, and on the right hand 1>2>4>3>5 vs 4>1>3>2>5, respectively. Statistical significance was examined by SPSS 18.0 software.

Our data indicated that a dermatoglyphic analysis could be utilized as a fast inexpensive supportive screening tool for the early diagnostics of breast cancer.

Keywords

dermatoglyphics; breast cancer; total finger ridge count (TFRC)

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14748/sssp.v4i0.4335

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Galina Aleksieva Yaneva
Department of Biology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Department of Biology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University of Varna, assistant

Tsonka Slavova Dimitrova
Department of Biology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Department of Biology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University of Varna, assistant

Djeni Pancheva Cherneva
Department of Biology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Department of Biology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University of Varna, assistant

Nikoleta Dobromirova Ivanova
Department of Biology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Department of Biology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University of Varna, assistant

Neli Aleksandrova Fialkovska
Department of Biology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Department of Biology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University of Varna, assistant

Ivan Hristov Vachkov
Department of Biology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Department of Biology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University of Varna, assistant

Stefan Todorov Sivkov
Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, Faculty of Medicine, Medical University of Plovdiv
Bulgaria

Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, Faculty of Medicine, Medical University of Plovdiv professor

Dobry Lazarov Ivanov
Department of Biology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University of Varna

Department of Biology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University of Varna, proffesor

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