Two preteenage girls developed painful swelling of the left clavicle. This was followed by painful swelling of the femur, 7 months later in one girl and 8 years later in the other. Radiographic studies showed a predominantly sclerotic process in one patient and destruction associated with cortical thickening in the other. The patients received analgesic medications only, followed by gradual healing with cortical and medullary sclerosis. Long-term follow-up suggests that the condition is self-limited and that, with or without treatment, the bones eventually return to normal. Although the etiology of the lesions remains unknown, the radiographic features suggest an inflammatory reaction.
- Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis
- Condensing osteitis
- Cortical hyperostosis
- Sclerosis of the clavicle
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging