Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 30, Issue 11, pp 652–655

Hypertrophic pulmonary osteoarthropathy without clubbing of the digits

  • Stephen Clarke
  • Leslie Barnsley
  • Matthew Peters
  • Lucy Morgan
  • Hans Van der Wall
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s002560100404

Cite this article as:
Clarke, S., Barnsley, L., Peters, M. et al. Skeletal Radiol (2001) 30: 652. doi:10.1007/s002560100404


Hypertrophic osteoarthropathy (HOA) typically occurs concurrently with clubbing of the digits, with isolated HOA being reported only rarely. We report two patients with intra-thoracic malignancy in whom HOA, demonstrated on bone scintigraphy, developed in the absence of clubbing. We also report the novel observation of involvement of the metatarsal and metacarpal bones by HOA.

Hypertrophic osteoarthropathy Clubbing Bone scintigraphy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen Clarke
    • 1
  • Leslie Barnsley
    • 2
  • Matthew Peters
    • 3
  • Lucy Morgan
    • 4
  • Hans Van der Wall
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Oncology, Concord Hospital, Sydney, Australia
  2. 2.Department of Rheumatology, Concord Hospital, Sydney, Australia
  3. 3.Department of Respiratory Medicine, Concord Hospital, Sydney, Australia
  4. 4.Department of Nuclear Medicine, Concord Hospital, Sydney, Australia
  5. 5.Department of Nuclear Medicine, Concord Hospital, Concord 2139, Australia

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