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European Radiology

, Volume 7, Issue 4, pp 492–497 | Cite as

Imaging findings of sternal abnormalities

  • T. Franquet
  • A. Giménez
  • X. Alegret
  • E. Sanchis
  • A. Rivas
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Abstract.

Radiographic findings in the sternal abnormalities are often nonspecific, showing appearances from a localized benign lesion to an aggressive lesion as seen with infections and malignant neoplasms. A specific diagnosis of sternal abnormalities can be suggested on the basis of CT and MR characteristics. Familiarity with the presentation and variable appearance of sternal abnormalities may aid the radiologist is suggesting a specific diagnosis. We present among others characteristic radiographic findings of hemangioma, chondrosarcoma, hydatid disease, and SAPHO syndrome. In those cases in which findings are not specific, cross-sectional imaging modalities may help the clinician in their management.

Keywords

Malignant Neoplasm Imaging Modality Image Finding Hemangioma Benign Lesion 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Franquet
    • 1
  • A. Giménez
    • 1
  • X. Alegret
    • 1
  • E. Sanchis
    • 1
  • A. Rivas
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Hospital de Sant Pau, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Avda S. Antoni M. Claret 167, E-08025 Barcelona, SpainES
  2. 2.Department of Radiology, Hospital Vall d'Hebrón, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Ps. Vall d'Hebrón 119-129, E-08035 Barcelona, SpainES

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