Vacuum phenomenon in the sternoclavicular joint

Case contributed by Craig Hacking
Diagnosis certain


Not applicable.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Female

Bilateral sternoclavicular joint intra-articular gas, outlining the intra-articular disc.

Case Discussion

Vacuum phenomena can occur in almost every joint, but this is just a nice little example of gas outlining the sternoclavicular joint disc.

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