Palmar Transverse Flexion Creases

Palmar Transverse Flexion Creases

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Note what signs you see.

I (L. Yevtushok, M.D.) see a palm with a transverse distal flexion crease with an exit point between fingers 2-3. Some dysmorphologists call such crease, “jockey stick” – like, and consider such pattern as more frequent among children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). I also see a thenar flexion crease. There is no evidence of a proximal transverse flexion crease. There is considerable variability of the patterns by the mentioned creases. For more on this subject, see “Dermatoglyphics”.

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