Saturday, 30 October 2010

MRCP revision battle 37.7: HPOA

HPOA = hypertrophic pulmonary osteoarthropathy is a paraneoplastic syndrome consisting of periostitis, arthritis and clubbing.

It is seen in around 50% of patients with mesothelioma.

Of the 'usual' lung cancers it is most commonly associated with adenocarcinomas and least commonly associated with small cell lung cancer.

Thats it for today