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[Sternocostoclavicular hyperostosis. Nosological concepts].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal de Radiologie
0221-0363
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
68
Issue
12
Pages
809–814
Identifiers
PMID: 3502268
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

The term sternocostoclavicular hyperostosis groups affections of different pathogenicity. These result from an ossifying enthesiopathy, either inflammatory, isolated to the thoracic wall anteriorly or combined with a spondylarthropathy, particularly ankylosing spondylitis, or degenerative, the anterior thoracic hyperostosis usually being part of an ensheathing vertebral hyperostosis. A differential diagnosis is anterior thoracic hyperostosis due to an inflammatory osteopathy occurring in young patients and often associated with other bone lesions of pelvis and spine or long bones.

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