Congenital pseudoarthrosis of the clavicle

Last revised by Dr Daniel J Bell on 15 Feb 2018

Congenital pseudoarthrosis of the clavicle is a rare condition, which typically presents as an isolated anatomical variant. 

Clinical presentation

Usually presents as a midclavicular swelling in the neonate or young child 1

Pathology

Congenital pseudoarthrosis of the clavicle is more common on the right, although it can be bilateral 2. The etiology is unknown but an intrauterine pathogenesis is favored over non-union of birth trauma

Associations

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Cases and figures

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