Esophageal adenocarcinoma and hypertrophic osteoarthropathy with improvement following resection of esophageal cancer

Mihir Wechalekar, Nicholas Kennedy, Michael Ahern, John Slavotinek, Malcolm Smith

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    Abstract

    Esophageal cancer usually presents late and carries a grave prognosis. Early diagnosis dramatically improves outcomes, and hence recognition of the varied presenting features, including hypertrophic osteoarthropathy (HOA), may be important. Hypertrophic osteoarthropathy is a rare manifestation of esophageal adenocarcinoma and indeed may herald the presence of this neoplasm, as it did in the case we present. A 59-year-old man presented with signs and symptoms suggestive of inflammatory wrist, ankle, and knee arthritis, and imaging revealed changes of HOA. He reported dysphagia mainly to solids, and endoscopic biopsy showed adenocarcinoma. Cancer resection treatment led to clinical resolution of his musculoskeletal symptoms. This case highlights the importance of recognition of HOA as a feature of this increasingly common cancer.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)323-324
    Number of pages2
    JournalJCR-JOURNAL OF CLINICAL RHEUMATOLOGY
    Volume17
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

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