oa South African Medical Journal - Bronchial carcinoma with hypertrophic pulmonary osteoarthropathy

Volume 42, Issue 40
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The syndrome of hypertrophic pulmonary osteoarthropathy is a rare concomitant of bronchial carcinoma, which is, however, the commonest cause of the syndrome, the essential feature of which is a vagus-dependent hypertrophy of vascular periosteal fibrous tissue which subsequently ossifies.

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