Radiographics 2017 Jan-Feb;37(1):157-195. Epub 2016 Dec 9.
From the Department of Radiology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1500 San Pablo St, 2nd Floor Imaging, Los Angeles, CA 90033 (F.Y.Y., D.B.P., A.J.S., E.A.W., A.T., G.R.M.); Department of Radiology, Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier, Calif (M.R.S.); and Department of Radiology, Greater Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif (S.M.).
Hypertrophic osteoarthropathy (HOA) is a medical condition characterized by abnormal proliferation of skin and periosteal tissues involving the extremities and characterized by three clinical features: digital clubbing (also termed Hippocratic fingers), periostosis of tubular bones, and synovial effusions. HOA can be a primary entity, known as pachydermoperiostosis, or can be secondary to extraskeletal conditions, with different prognoses and management implications for each. There is a high association between secondary HOA and malignancy, especially non-small cell lung cancer. Read More