Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 81–84 | Cite as

Carcinomatous monoarthritis

  • Ph. Kaklamanis
  • X. Yataganas
  • J. Meletis
  • K. Kyrkoy
  • Ph. Fessas
Case Report


A case of carcinomatous monoarthritis involving the left knee due to carcinoma of the pancreas is described. Lythic lesions of the bones were noted and malignant cells in the synovial fluid have been detected. Needle biopsy of the affected knee did not reveal carcinomatous infiltration of the synovium. The value of the synovial fluid examination for malignant cells in such cases is pointed out.

Key words

Carcinomatous Monoarthritis Lytic Bone Lesions Malignant Cells Synovial Fluid 


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© Clinical Rheumatology 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ph. Kaklamanis
    • 1
  • X. Yataganas
    • 1
  • J. Meletis
    • 1
  • K. Kyrkoy
    • 1
  • Ph. Fessas
    • 1
  1. 1.The First Department of Internal MedicineLaikon General HospitalAthensGreece

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