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>Journals >Acta Ortopédica Mexicana >Year 2012, Issue 6

Negrete-Castañeda S, Bañuelos-Talavera LA, Grangeno-Aguirre J
Sternoclavicular joint ganglion
Acta Ortop Mex 2012; 26 (6)

Language: Español
References: 10
Page: 379-381
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The sternoclavicular joint is subject to the same disease processes than the rest of the joints; it is a synovial joint. Ganglions are circumscribed tumors associated to a synovial structure; their highest incidence is in the wrist dorsum, but they may be found in all the joints with a synovial structure. The etiology of ganglions includes degenerative, traumatic, congenital causes and inflammatory processes. We describe herein the case of a 6 year old female patient with a ganglion in the sternoclavicular joint, with a traumatic origin and symptomatic upon performing physical activity. Ultrasound of the sternoclavicular joint was performed; treatment included puncture, aspiration and methylprednisolone injection. The observation of asymptomatic patients is a perfectly reasonable treatment plan.

Key words: joints, sternoclavicular, cyst, ganglion, thorax.

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