This is a 66 year-old male with a history of cirrhosis who came into the office for a routine check-up and was noted to have “drumbstick fingers” or digital clubbing. Digital clubbing is a clinical sign most commonly associated with pulmonary diseases, such as lung cancer and interstitial lung disease, cyanotic heart disease and cirrhosis of the liver, but clubbing also may be idiopathic or congenital.
Tak Leung, MD, PhD, Yiu
The Medicine Forum:
Vol. 12, Article 25.
Available at: http://jdc.jefferson.edu/tmf/vol12/iss1/25