[Physical diagnosis: diagonal earlobe crease and atheromatous coronary].

Avi Ohry*

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Physical diagnosis is considered to be a cornerstone in clinical medicine. Examination of the ears is frequently forgotten although, in many clinical situations, it may help: in gout (tophi), lupus, congenital anomalies, trauma and in local malignancies. We may add another physical-acquired sign: the Frank's sign in which a diagonal notch in the ear lobe is found in patients with coronary heart disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)264-265, 303, 302
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2011


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