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ABSTRACT: Palmar fasciitis and polyarthritis syndrome (PFPA) is an uncommon syndrome that affects predominantly elderly women and characterized by symmetrical polyarthritis followed by flexioncontracture of the hands. It is usually associated with a metastatic malignant neoplasm, and therefore implies a poor prognosis. We report a case of a 54-year old woman presented with palmar fasciitis and polyarthritis six months before the diagnosis of a metastatic adenocarcinoma of the ovary. Surgical excision of the tumor and adjuvant chemotherapy caused remission of the polyarthritis. Keywords: Palmar fasciitis and arthritis, paraneoplastic syndrome, polyarthritis ovarian cancer.
gulf journal of oncology, The 07/2012; 1(12):59-61.