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Tietze Syndrome

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Synonyms of Tietze Syndrome

  • Chondropathia Tuberosa
  • Costochondral Junction Syndrome

Disorder Subdivisions

  • Costosternal Chondrodynia

General Discussion

Tietze syndrome is a rare, inflammatory disorder characterized by chest pain and swelling of the cartilage of one or more of the upper ribs (costochondral junction). Onset of pain may be gradual or sudden and may spread to affect the arms and/or shoulders. Tietze syndrome is considered a benign syndrome and, in some cases, may resolve itself without treatment. The exact cause of Tietze syndrome is not known.

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