Acute arthritis of carpal bones secondary to metastatic gastric cancer

Kyong Hwa Park, Young Hee Rho, Seong Jae Choi, Suk Joo Hong, Ju Han Lee, In Keun Choi, Seok Jin Kim, Jae Hong Seo, Chul Won Choi, Byung Soo Kim, Sang Won Shin, Yeul Hong Kim, Gwan Gyu Song, Jun Suk Kim

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A 39-year-old woman presented with acute onset of arthralgia in both wrists. Although her primary gastric cancer was in remission after previous treatment, carcinomatous arthritis was suggested by the osteolytic radiographic findings and refractoriness to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, which was then confirmed by synovial fluid cytopathology. In view of the high incidence of gastric cancer in Korea, gastric cancer involving the carpal bones should be considered when we encounter a patient presenting with inflammatory peripheral joint arthritis, which might be the first sign of recurrence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)258-261
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Rheumatology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Mar


  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal bones
  • Stomach

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology


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