JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL & CLINICAL CANCER RESEARCH, vol.21, no.1, pp.45-47, 2002 (SCI-Expanded)
Palmoplantar keratoderma (PPK) is a congenital or acquired disorder characterized by the abnormal thickening of the skin of the palms and soles. The thickening can present as a diffuse, focal or punctate pattern. It has been reported to be associated with internal malignancies such as lung and esophageal carcinomas. When PPK is associated with malignancy the prognosis is poor. Patients with these conditions should undergo frequent medical examinations, which should include chest radiography and cytologic examination of the sputum. The present patient is a 47-year-old-man with PPK who suffered from metastatic non-small-cell carcinoma of the lung.