Condensing osteitis of the clavicle in a man: Any relationship with tooth decay?


Altiok I. B. , Tokmak M., AKMAN T. , Alkan B. , Cosar M.

JOURNAL OF THE PAKISTAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, vol.64, no.5, pp.583-585, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 64 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE PAKISTAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.583-585

Abstract

Condensing osteitis of the clavicle is a rarely seen pathology since its first description in 1974. Although mechanical stress is claimed for aetiology, but remains a dilemma for physicians. The intermittent or steady pain is variable in intensity and generally localised at the medial end of the involved clavicle, supraclavicular fossa, ipsilateral anterior thorax and shoulder.