Bilateral distal clavicular erosion

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Female

Bilateral erosion of the lateral ends of the clavicles. The smooth tapered appearance in this case favors rheumatoid arthritis or scleroderma.

Case Discussion

The erosion or absence of the lateral ends of the clavicles may be seen in hyperparathyroidism, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma and cleidocranial dysostosis. Other causes are post-traumatic osteolysis, myeloma, metastases and osteomyelitis which are usually unilateral.

Credit: Dr Donna D'Souza

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Case information

rID: 36009
Published: 13th May 2015
Last edited: 8th Apr 2021
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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