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A common factor in hypertrophic osteoarthropathy
  1. K. B. Carroll1,
  2. L. Doyle
  1. Cardiothoracic Department, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester


    Carroll, K. B. and Doyle, L. (1974).Thorax, 29, 262-264. A common factor in hypertrophic osteoarthropathy. Two cases of oesophageal disease with hypertrophic osteoarthropathy are presented. The unusual site of the primary lesion has prompted a review of the literature and led to the conclusion that there is a common innervation accounting for a common afferent arc which is an integral and basic part of the mechanism in this disorder.

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    • 1 Present address: Cardiothoracic Institute, Brompton Hospital, London SW3