finger clubbing


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finger clubbing

Swelling of the ends of the fingers so that the normal depression just behind the root of the nail is replaced by a convexity. The nails can be rocked slightly on their abnormally spongy beds. Finger clubbing occurs in various disorders such as lung cancer, BRONCHIECTASIS, CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE and CIRRHOSIS of the liver. It is associated with conditions in which the supply of oxygen to the tissues is poor and often accompanies CYANOSIS. Clubbing also affects the toes.
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In our study finger clubbing was observed in 56% patients matching 49 to 66% from study by Jonston ID, et a113 and 50% by Vijayasekaran S, et al.
Finger clubbing often occurs with lung cancer, and especially with mesothelioma, which is usually caused by asbestos.
He had central and peripheral cyanosis, finger clubbing, a pulmonary thrill with ejection click and a loud second pulmonary heart sound.