Lateral erosion of the clavicle

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Psoriatic arthritis. Chest x-ray prior to starting biological therapy.

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Female

Erosion of the lateral (distal) end of the left clavicle.  Right ACJ normal.

Heart size normal.

Lungs clear.

Case Discussion

Lateral (or distal) erosion of the clavicle has multiple causes which include:

- post traumatic

- myeloma

- hyperparathyroidism

- rheumatoid disease, scleroderma and other spondylarthritides ( as in this case of psoriatic arthritis )

This is a very classic fellowship viva film as:

- Can you spot it?

- Have you heard of it?

- Do you know the potential causes?

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Case information

rID: 50305
Published: 5th Jan 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Tag: rdgh, viva
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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