Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 13, Issue 6, pp 301–306 | Cite as

Condensing osteitis of the clavicle in childhood: A rare sclerotic bone lesion

Review of literature and report of seven patients
  • R. G. Appell
  • H. C. Oppermann
  • W. Becker
  • R. Kratzat
  • W. E. Brandeis
  • E. Willich
Review Articles


Seven children and adolescents with sclerotic and periosteal alterations of the clavicle are reported, two of them in detail. Malignancies and bacterial inflammatory processes, which were first suspected, could be excluded. Clinical and radiographic features as well as differential diagnosis are discussed, as is the pertinent literature. The etiology of this uncommon bone lesion, which is described under different names, could not be clarified.

Key words

Clavicle Atypical osteomyelitis Condensing osteitis Ewing's sarcoma Bone tumors Children 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. G. Appell
    • 1
  • H. C. Oppermann
    • 1
  • W. Becker
    • 1
  • R. Kratzat
    • 1
  • W. E. Brandeis
    • 1
  • E. Willich
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Children's Hospital and Orthopedic HospitalUniversity of HeidelbergHeidelbergFederal Republic of Germany

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