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Paraneoplastic Raynaud's phenomenon

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A testicular tumour could be diagnosed by the occurrence of a Raynaud's phenomenon complicated by severe digital arteritis. The arteritis rapidly regressed under prostacyclin therapy. Such vascular manifestations are frequent in testicular carcinoma, but they usually develop after chemotherapy. To our knowledge, this is the first case where they preceded the diagnosis and specific treatment of a tumour of the testis.

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Correspondence to Dr. B. Taillan.

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Taillan, B., Castanet, J., Garnier, G. et al. Paraneoplastic Raynaud's phenomenon. Clin Rheumatol 12, 281–282 (1993). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02231545

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Key words

  • Raynaud's Phenomenon
  • Paraneoplastic Syndrome
  • Seminoma
  • Prostacyclin