Student Nurse Laura

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Simian Crease or Single Palmar Crease

Posted by Laura on February 14, 2010


The hand I drew on the left has normal horizontal creases. The right hand has one horizontal crease called the “simian crease”, but more appropriately known as the Single Palmar Crease. When doing our Newborn Examination, we will be checking the extremities for creases. This sign can be normal or associated with:

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