HOCKEY-STICK PALMAR CREASE – A characteristic in CHARGE & fetal alcohol syndrome!

November 28, 2010

The hockey-stick palmar crease: a typical characteristic in CHARGE & fetal alcohol syndrome!

The ‘hockey-stick’ palmar crease is an unusual variant of the distal palmar crease – in palmistry a.k.a. the ‘heart line’. The typical characteristic concerns the widening of the crease combined with a termination between the index- and middle finger.

The ‘hockey-stick’ crease is relatively common in CHARGE, and in fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS).

THE HAND IN CHARGE SYNDROME:

A typical CHARGE hand displays a combination of the following characteristics: square hand, short fingers, finger-like thumb, and hockey-stick palmar crease.

 
THE HAND IN FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME:

A typical FAS hand displays a combination of the following characteristics: small thumb, short fingers, clinodactyly (curved 5th finger), camptodactyly, broad palm, and hockey-stick palmar crease.

READ MORE ABOUT OTHER UNUSUAL PALMAR CREASES:
Simian crease
Sydney line

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3 Responses to “HOCKEY-STICK PALMAR CREASE – A characteristic in CHARGE & fetal alcohol syndrome!”


  1. […] There are also optional hand features, including a curved 5th (pinky) finger and a “hockey stick” palmar crease. […]

  2. ellen mcbride Says:

    always on the learning curve – what is charge syndrome?
    fas puts the blame on the mother’s condition; is there any info on the state of the sperm?
    thanks

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