Bone scintigraphy for the detection and follow-up of hypertrophic osteoarthropathy.

A group of 100 patients with carcinoma of the lung underwent an examination for metastatic spread; evaluation of the bone scans taken at that time showed that 4 of these patients had the clinical and scintigraphic symptoms of hypertrophic osteoarthropathy. Roentgenological abnormalities were evident in 3 of these 4 cases. The diverse scintigraphic patterns… (More)