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World J Orthop. Aug 18, 2016; 7(8): 494-500
Published online Aug 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i8.494
Condensing osteitis of the clavicle in children
Antonio Andreacchio, Lorenza Marengo, Federico Canavese
Antonio Andreacchio, Lorenza Marengo, Department of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Regina Margherita Children’s Hospital, 10100 Torino, Italy
Federico Canavese, Department of Pediatric Surgery, University Hospital Estaing, 63003 Clermont Ferrand, France
Author contributions: Andreacchio A and Canavese F designed and performed the research and wrote the paper; Marengo L contributed to the analysis and revised the text.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the local Institutional Review Board (Comité de Protection des Personnes Sud-Est 6; ref. 2016/CE01).
Informed consent statement: Patients were not required to give informed consent to the study because the analysis used anonymous clinical data that were obtained after each patient agreed to treatment by written consent.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Federico Canavese, MD, PhD, Professor of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Department of Pediatric Surgery, University Hospital Estaing, 1 place Lucie et Raymond Aubrac, 63003 Clermont Ferrand, France.
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Received: February 23, 2016
Peer-review started: February 25, 2016
First decision: April 15, 2016
Revised: May 13, 2016
Accepted: June 1, 2016
Article in press: June 3, 2016
Published online: August 18, 2016
Core Tip

Core tip: Condensing osteitis of the clavicle is a rare benign disorder. It is characterized by pain and swelling at the medial end of the clavicle, with increased radio-density. Neither the etiology of this rare condition nor its treatment options are completely clarified. Condensing osteitis of the clavicle in children and adolescents should be recognized promptly. Biopsy is needed to confirm diagnosis. Once diagnosis is made, the condition should be treated by parenteral and oral antibiotic therapy, and aggressive surgery should be avoided.