Bilateral distal clavicular erosion

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Bilateral erosion of the lateral ends of the clavicles. The smooth tapered appearance in this case favours 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
Case created: 24th Apr 2015
Last edited: 8th Mar 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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