Conoid tubercle

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Presentation

Severe shoulder pain and stiffness. Associated limitation of shoulder movements.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

Bony projection on the inferior border of the lateral third of the clavicle articulating with the coracoid process.
Degenerative changes at the acromioclavicular joint- Osteophytic lipping at the inferior borders of the articular margins, irregularity of the articulating surfaces and subchondral cystic changes.

Case Discussion

The conoid tubercle is a normal anatomical variant. It is the insertion point of the conoid ligament. Most cases are asymptomatic. Symptomatic cases are rare.

 

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Case information

rID: 52081
Published: 21st Mar 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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