Hong Kong Med J 2013;19:265–7 | Number 3, June 2013
DOI: 10.12809/hkmj133648
Congenital pseudarthrosis of the clavicle: a rare and challenging diagnosis
Tony HT Sung, Eric MW Man, Augustine TS Chan, WK Lee
Department of Radiology, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Chai Wan, Hong Kong
Congenital pseudarthrosis of the clavicle is a rare clinical entity, first described in 1910. We report on a newborn baby girl who presented with a painless lump over mid-portion of right clavicle at her routine newborn examination, which was subsequently diagnosed as a congenital pseudarthrosis. Here we explore its pathogenesis, elaborate on its differential diagnoses in paediatric patients, and comment on its distinct radiological features.
Key words: Birth injuries; Clavicle; Hong Kong; Infant, newborn; Pseudarthrosis
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