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  • Costosternal chondrodynia simulating recurrent breast cancer unveiled by FDG PET. [Case Reports]
    Clin Nucl Med 2008; 33(5):330-2Mathew AS, El-Haddad G, … Takalkar AM
  • FDG-PET imaging, which is routinely used to assess recurrent breast cancer, is nonspecific for malignancies and can detect several inflammatory lesions. Costochondritis following breast reconstructive surgery, presenting with excruciating chest pain or "chondrodynia," is a rare variant of Tietze's syndrome thought to occur due to traction exerted by large breast implants. Diagnosis is usually cli…
  • A variant of Tietze's syndrome occurring after reconstructive breast surgery. [Journal Article]
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 1998 Nov-Dec; 22(6):430-2van Schalkwyk AJ, van Wingerden JJ
  • Costosternal chondrodynia (Tietze's syndrome variant) should be considered in those rare patients who present with severe breast pain several months after reconstructive breast surgery. The authors treated 25 cases, 3 of which are discussed in detail, where the origin of the pain was traced to the costosternal cartilages. The differential diagnosis and management of this hitherto undescribed prob…
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