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Osteoarthritis of sternocostal joint

Case contributed by Thuấn Nguyễn Hoàng
Diagnosis almost certain


Right chest pain

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male

Osteophytes at bilateral sternocostal joint (1st rib). The dimension of the right osteophyte is 10mm long. No evident of other lung pathology.

Case Discussion

As evident in this case, a long osteophyte can cause chest pain because it can affect the pleura. 

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