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Sternocostoclavicular hyperostosis presenting with thoracic sinus formation.
  1. G. E. Wilson,
  2. C. C. Evans
  1. Cardiothoracic Centre, Liverpool, UK.


    Sternocostoclavicular hyperostosis (SCCH) is a condition which is well described in the Japanese literature but is rare in Western Europe. It is characterised by pain and swelling in the upper anterior part of the chest, which tends to be progressive. A patient is described with bilateral chronic discharging sinuses over the anterior ends of the clavicles in whom the diagnosis appeared to be one of SCCH.

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