Finger clubbing

Finger clubbing, also called "drumstick fingers", is a common clinical sign in patients with heart or lung disease. The term is used to describe an enlargement of the distal phalanges of the fingers, giving them a drumstick or club-like appearance. 


The underlying pathogenesis of finger clubbing is unknown.


Finger clubbing is associated with a long list of chronic cardiopulmonary and GI diseases including 1:

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rID: 20562
Section: Signs
Tags: stub, cases, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Clubbed fingers
  • Drumstick fingers
  • Digital clubbing

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