Case 27

  • Rita Joarder
  • Neil Crundwell


A 63-year-old male presented with a 6-month history of anterior chest pain. On examination, the positive findings were: bilateral axillary and inguinal lymphadenopathy together with splenomegaly. There was a palpable tender mass in the region of the sternum. Hb 8.1, MCV 81.5, platelets 84 WCC 2.8, CRP 224, alkaline phosphatase 356, urea and electrolytes ­normal. A CXR (Image 1) and lateral view of the sternum were performed (Image 2).


Alkaline Phosphatase Lateral View Positive Finding Soft Tissue Mass Bone Destruction 
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Further Reading

  1. Imaging findings of sternal abnormalities. T. Franquet et al Euro. Radiol. Vol 7. No 4. May 1997 p 493–497CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rita Joarder
    • 1
  • Neil Crundwell
    • 1
  1. 1.Conquest HospitalEast SussexUK

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