Ear Lobe Crease: A Marker of Coronary Heart Disease

Authors

  • Nayira Johar
  • M.K Sunil
  • Neeraj Taneja
  • Chandani Gupta
  • Monika Singh
  • Lucy Pradhan
  • Chavvi Srivastav

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i3.2961

Keywords:

Coronary heart disease, Diagonal ear lobe crease, artheroscelerosis.

Abstract

Aim and Objective- The clinical study was undertaken to evaluate the diagonal ear lobe crease (Frank
sign) as an indicator of Chronic heart disease (CHD). However, there are certain studies have not found any
correlation between Frank sign and CHD.
Material and Method -Total of 10 patients aged >40years were enrolled in this study with prior medical
history of heart disease. Patient with anatomical obliteration of ear excluded from the study. All the selected
patient was initially screened and findings were recorded in patient Performa. Date were recorded, tabulated
and analysed by using descriptive analysis for responses to each question.
Result- DELC is observed in 80% of subjects with heart disease. The most frequently bilateral DELC is
observe in 70% of subjects and without DELC in 20% of subjects. The mean age is within the range of 30-70
years. Unilateral and bilateral DELC was more among subject less than 50 years.
Conclusion- DELC is uncommon and has a prevalence of correlation with CHD as indicated in the present
study. It is suggested that DELC examination be recommended for detecting underlying heart disease.

Author Biographies

Nayira Johar

PG year Student, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Moradabad

M.K Sunil

Professor and Head of Department, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Moradabad

Neeraj Taneja

PhD Scholar (Clinical Research),School of Biological & Biomedical Engineering, Galgotias University, Greater Noida, India

Chandani Gupta

Senior Lecturer, Teerthanker Mahaveer Dental College and Research Center, Moradabad

Monika Singh

PG Student, Teerthanker Mahaveer Dental College and Research Center, Moradabad

Lucy Pradhan

PG Student, Teerthanker Mahaveer Dental College and Research Center, Moradabad

Chavvi Srivastav

PG Student, Teerthanker Mahaveer Dental College and Research Center, Moradabad

Published

2021-06-03

How to Cite

Johar, N. ., Sunil, M. ., Taneja, N. ., Gupta, C. ., Singh, M. ., Pradhan, L. ., & Srivastav, C. . (2021). Ear Lobe Crease: A Marker of Coronary Heart Disease. Medico Legal Update, 21(3), 35-38. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i3.2961

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