Hypertrophic osteoarthropathy (HOA) is a syndrome most commonly associated with non-small cell lung cancer and consists of periostitis, digital clubbing and painful polyarthropathy. Its symptoms may be disabling and are reportedly difficult to manage effectively with conventional analgesia. We present a case of a lung cancer patient with opioid resistant painful HOA in whom analgesia was achieved with octreotide.
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