Classification of dermal patterns on the proximal sole Academic Article uri icon


  • A classification formula which includes all true patterns on the proximal sole and is based on topological principles is presented. The frequencies of all respective pattern elements were obtained from a sample of 219 healthy individuals of Croatian origin (116 males and 103 females) and all the formulae (total patterns) encountered in this sample are listed in a dictionary form. Examples of the whole configurations are also given and the applications of the topological formula, combining all patterns on the plantar surface, in studies of normal or abnormal variation of a system of parallel ridges, are indicated.

publication date

  • January 1980