Tuberculosis affecting the left sternoclavicular joint
C/o pain and swelling in the left sterno calvicular joint.
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Altered signal in the medial end of left clavicle and left side of sternum adjacent to left sternoclavicular joint. Granulation/abscess formation in the soft tissue adjacent to left sternoclavicular joint and medial aspect of left clavicle. Multiple subcentimeter to 1.5 cm size lymphnode in the left supra and infra-clavicular region along the subclavian vessels, left axilla.
These features most likely represents infective pathology like tuberculosis.
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