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Case 3424

The swollen sternoclavicular joint- A diagnostic dilemma

Author(s)
Smith G, Groves C, Chandramohan M
 
Patient
female, 60 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    A CT imaging of the sternoclavicular joints
     

    A CT coronal reformat showing the right SCJ hyperostosis, erosions and the narrowing of the joint space. The left SCJ was found to be normal.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: CT imaging of the sternoclavicular joints;

    A CT scan of the axial section showing new bone formation around the right SCJ. Erosions and narrowing of the joint space can be noted in the left SCJ.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: CT imaging of the sternoclavicular joints;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    An MR imaging of the sternoclavicular joints
     

    An MR STIR coronal image of both the SCJs, showing a high signal in the clavicular and the sternal components of the right SCJ indicating bone oedema. A joint effusion is present. The left SCJ was found to be normal.

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: MR imaging of the sternoclavicular joints;

    An MR T1W coronal image of both the SCJs showing a low signal in the clavicular and sternal ends of the right SCJ, which represents the bone oedema shown on the STIR images (Fig. 2a).

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: MR imaging of the sternoclavicular joints;
     
     
A CT coronal reformat showing the right SCJ hyperostosis, erosions and the narrowing of the joint space. The left SCJ was found to be normal.
 
A CT scan of the axial section showing new bone formation around the right SCJ. Erosions and narrowing of the joint space can be noted in the left SCJ.
 
An MR STIR coronal image of both the SCJs, showing a high signal in the clavicular and the sternal components of the right SCJ indicating bone oedema. A joint effusion is present. The left SCJ was found to be normal.
 
An MR T1W coronal image of both the SCJs showing a low signal in the clavicular and sternal ends of the right SCJ, which represents the bone oedema shown on the STIR images (Fig. 2a).
 
 
 
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