Congenital pseudoarthrosis of the clavicle

Dr Henry Knipe et al.

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 aetiology is unknown but an intrauterine pathogenesis is favoured over non-union of birth trauma

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Article Information

rID: 41371
Section: Pathology
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Congenital clavicular pseudoarthrosis

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