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Revista Clínica de Medicina de Familia

On-line version ISSN 2386-8201Print version ISSN 1699-695X

Abstract

BULLER VIQUEIRA, Eva; GARCIA JUNQUERO, Milagros Rocío  and  FERNANDEZ MARTINEZ, Diego. Diagonal crease in the earlobe: Does it alert us about a possible heart disease?. Rev Clin Med Fam [online]. 2014, vol.7, n.3, pp.231-233. ISSN 2386-8201.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S1699-695X2014000300009.

Frank's sign consists of a diagonal crease that starts at the lower border of the external auditory canal and leads to the edge of the ear auricle at a 45o; angle. Described as an indicator of coronary disease. The present is a case of a 58 year old man with a long clinical development of chest pain and cardiovascular risk factors, diagnosed with severe damage of a coronary singlevessel and in which we appreciate bilateral Frank's sign.

Keywords : Ear Auricle; Coronary Artery Disease; Ear, External/abnormalities.

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