Hypertrophic pulmonary osteoarthropathy

Case contributed by Dr Jayanth Keshavamurthy


Knee pain.

Patient Data

Age: 52
Gender: Female

Thick, solid, wavy periosteal reaction is noted adjacent to the distal femurs bilaterally. Some periosteal reaction was noted adjacent to the proximal tibias and fibulas bilaterally.

These findings would be consistent with hypertrophic pulmonary osteoarthropathy.

Right upper lobe lung mass.

Case Discussion

This patient has a history of lung cancer.  It is one of the commonest primary malignancies to be associated with HPOA.

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Case information

rID: 45228
Published: 18th May 2016
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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