tripe palm

tripe palm

Velvety thickening of the skin of the palms, giving the skin surface the appearance of the villous lining of the intestines. It is a condition usually found in patients with acanthosis nigricans and some internal organ or external (skin) cancers.
Synonym: acanthosis palmaris
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Tripe palm or palmar acanthosis nigricans is a condition in which there is a velvety, rugose thickening of palm, occasionally soles with an enhanced dermatoglyphic pattern resembling 'tripe' (the villous lining of ruminant stomach).
In those with tripe palms alone, pulmonary cancers are most common.