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Posterior sternoclavicular dislocations--a diagnosis easily missed.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10364956     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Posterior dislocation of the sternoclavicular joint is a relatively rare injury and can be difficult to diagnose acutely. We report 3 cases of posterior dislocation of the sternoclavicular joint who presented to the Accident & Emergency Department within a 3 month period. All 3 patients had sustained a significant injury to the shoulder region and complained of pain around the medial clavicle. Two patients had also complained of dysphagia following the injury. Plain X-rays of the shoulder and chest were reported as normal by junior and senior medical staff. The diagnosis was delayed until CT scans were performed, and once this was established, open reduction and stabilisation was performed.
Authors:
D P Thomas; A Davies; H C Hoddinott
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England     Volume:  81     ISSN:  0035-8843     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann R Coll Surg Engl     Publication Date:  1999 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-06-23     Completed Date:  1999-06-23     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7506860     Medline TA:  Ann R Coll Surg Engl     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  201-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Orthopaedics, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Accidental Falls
Adult
Athletic Injuries / radiography
Deglutition Disorders / etiology
Diagnostic Errors*
Dislocations / etiology,  radiography*
Football
Humans
Male
Sternoclavicular Joint / radiography*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*
Comments/Corrections
Comment In:
Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 1999 Nov;81(6):436   [PMID:  10655902 ]

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