Congenital pseudoarthrosis of the clavicle is a rare condition, which typically presents as an isolated anatomical variant.
Usually presents as a midclavicular swelling in the neonate or young child 1.
Congenital pseudoarthrosis of the clavicle is more common on the right, although it can be bilateral 2. The aetiology is unknown but an intrauterine pathogenesis is favoured over non-union of birth trauma.
- 1. Owen, Robert. "Congenital pseudarthrosis of the clavicle." J Bone Joint Surg Br 52.4 (1970): 644-52.
- 2. Waters PM, Bae DS. Pediatric Hand and Upper Limb Surgery. LWW. ISBN:1582558701. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
- 3. Gouron R, Deroussen F, Juvet-Segarra M et-al. JBJS Case Connector. 2012;2 (4): . doi:10.2106/JBJS.CC.L.00095