Tietze's syndrome(redirected from Costal chondritis)
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Tietze's syndrome(tē′tsēz) or
Tietze's syndromePersistent inflammation of the cartilages between the ribs and the breastbone causing pain and tenderness in the front of the chest wall, made worse by movement. There may be a tender lump at the site of the pain. The condition is treated with painkilling (ANALGESIC) drugs and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and passes off after a few months. (Alexander Tietze, 1864–1927, German surgeon).
Patient discussion about Tietze's syndrome
Q. how long dose costochondritis last
Q. I was in the ER because of a chest pain and the doctor there said its costochondritis. What does it mean? I am a 42 years old man. Last night i went to the ER because of a chest pain. The doctors there did many test and in the end they said its costochondritis. What does it mean? Can someone elaborate about the risk factors that can cause this symptom?
Q. What is the differential diagnosis of chest pain in a 35 year old woman? I am a 35 years old woman. I suffer from chest pain for about 24 hours. I just came back from a trip to Europe, and i feel really bad. I smoke and I take anti contraceptive and i know that I am at a risk for pulmonary embolism or costochondritis. Cat it be something else?
It can start in costochondritis if u carried a lot of luggage or might be pulmonary embolism if you didn't move from the chair all the flight. But it can also be a sign for an acute coronary syndrome (even at the age of 35) or a pericarditis. To be sure you need to consult with your GP.