Cardiovascular Medicine Book


Tietze Syndrome

Aka: Tietze Syndrome, Tietze's Syndrome
  1. See Also
    1. Chest Wall Pain
    2. Costochondritis
    3. Chest Wall Pain Prediction Rule
  2. Epidemiology
    1. Incidence: Rare
    2. Age under 40 is more typical
  3. Symptoms
    1. Focal pain and swelling at the second or third costochondral margin
  4. Signs
    1. Visible swelling and tenderness at the second or third costochondral margin
  5. Causes
    1. Rheumatologic Disease
    2. Infection typically associated with chest wall Trauma
      1. Surgical or Stab Wounds
      2. Intravenous Drug Abuse
    3. Cancer
      1. Primary tumor of the rib or lung
      2. Metastatic disease
  6. Differential Diagnosis
    1. See Chest Wall Pain
  7. References
    1. Kayser (1956) Am J Med 21(6): 982-9 [PubMed]
    2. Proulx (2009) Am Fam Physician 80(6): 617-20 [PubMed]

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