Lateral erosion of the clavicle
Psoriatic arthritis. Chest x-ray prior to starting biological therapy.
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Erosion of the lateral (distal) end of the left clavicle. Right ACJ normal.
Heart size normal.
Lateral (or distal) erosion of the clavicle has multiple causes which include:
- post traumatic
- 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?