Spade phalanx sign (acromegaly)
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Spade phalanx sign refers to a characteristic distal phalangeal shape in acromegaly.
The terminal phalangeal tufts become hypertrophied and have a "spade appearance".
Other findings on hand radiography of acromegaly include
- joint spaces may be minimally enlarged
- premature osteoarthritis may occur
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