Rhomboid fossa of the clavicle

Case contributed by Dr Craig Hacking


Pre op CXR

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female

The lungs and pleural spaces are clear. Cardiomediastinal contours and hilar regions within normal limits.  Incidental prominant left rhomboid fossa of the clavicle on the left - a normal variant.

Case Discussion

At the attachment of the costoclavicular (rhomboid) ligament, there may be a tuberosity or depression, known as the rhomboid fossa of variable size that may mimic disease. A rhomboid fossa is more common in younger adults and males.

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Case information

rID: 48039
Published: 15th Sep 2016
Last edited: 16th Apr 2019
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