Sternoclavicular Joint Infection Necessitating Through Skin and Lung Parenchyma

Shaina R. Eckhouse, Thomas D. Person, Carolyn E. Reed, John S. Ikonomidis, Chadrick E. Denlinger

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Infections of the sternoclavicular joint associated with extensive local soft tissue involvement or abscess formation often require surgical debridement and drainage. This condition typically presents with joint pain, local erythema, and swelling. This case demonstrates the simultaneous extension of a sternoclavicular joint infection into the left upper pulmonary lobe and through the overlying skin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-311
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2010


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