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69 Possible Causes for Sternal Tenderness

  • Vitamin D Deficiency

    An inadequate serum vitamin D status is commonly seen in elderly people as the result of various risk factors interacting in this population. Apart from the well-known effects on bone metabolism, this condition is also associated with muscle weakness, predominantly of the proximal muscle groups. Muscle weakness below[…][]

  • Chest Trauma

    Int Heart J. 2018 Mar 30;59(2):407-412. doi: 10.1536/ihj.17-173. Epub 2018 Feb 23. Author information 1 Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Saitama Medical Center, Jichi Medical University. 2 Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Saitama Medical Center, Jichi Medical University. Abstract Blunt chest[…][]

  • Sternal Fracture

    Localized sternal tenderness was present in 68 (97.1%), external signs of contusion/ecchymosis in 33 (47.1%), and dyspnea in 10 (14.3%) patients.[] Acute, severe sternal pain that is worse with respiration with localized tenderness.[] Yaffee, quite skillfully demonstrates a sternal fracture using ultrasound. There is a cortical break noted in the sternum, at the area of patient’s pain and tenderness.[]

  • Philadelphia Chromosome Positive Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

    On physical examination, he had huge splenomegaly and hepatomegaly, sternal tenderness and generalized lymphadenopathy.[]

  • Chronic Phase of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

    […] perivascular infiltrate of neutrophils in the dermis fever and painful maculonodular violaceous lesions trunk, arms, legs, and face *Massive - and in almost all patients Sternal[] tenderness – lower part – patient can detect Neutrophil alkaline phosphatase activity is low or absent (90%) - Activity increases with treatment (limited use) glucocerebrocidase[]

  • Myeloproliferative Disease

    Abstract The reported incidence of thrombocytosis among cases of refractory anaemia with ring sideroblasts (RARS) may be as high as 15%. We report four additional cases of this association, which appear to be hematologically heterogeneous. One patient clearly represents a case of RARS with reactive[…][]

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis

    Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) presents with both musculoskeletal and cardiorespiratory pathophysiological manifestations. Inspiratory muscle training (IMT) may be a useful intervention to address deficits in respiratory and functional status. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 25-year-old male with AS initially sought treatment for low[…][]

  • Hodgkin's Disease

    Abstract The presence of a non-resolving pneumonia warrants the suspicion of a possible malignancy. While pulmonary involvement in Hodgkin's disease can present as a non-resolving pneumonia, the clinical clues of dyspnoea, stridor and wheeze point to a possible endobronchial involvement. A bronchoscopy in such a[…][]

  • Costochondritis

    The adjacent intercostal [ 12 ], sternal, and pectoralis major and minor muscles may be tender to palpation [ 14 ].[]

  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

    Int J Hematol. 2017 Feb;105(2):226-229. doi: 10.1007/s12185-016-2100-5. Epub 2016 Sep 29. Abstract Constitutional translocations that coincide with t(9;22)(q34;q11.2) may lead to unnecessary treatments in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patients, as, under the standard criteria, a diagnosis of CML with additional[…][]

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