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DDx

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by GuP, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. GuP

    GuP Senior Member
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    i came across a rather vague description and was wondering what others may think the differentials are for an older patient with palpation/percussion tenderness over the thoracic vertebral process

    i was thinking maybe osteitis deformans or an osteosarc(too old) or chondrosarcoma (is there pain)?

    what do you think?
     
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  3. medgirl20

    medgirl20 Senior Member
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    costochondritis. Painful the rib is being erroded away by an underlying tumour though I think it's present continuously it's worth considering in the ddx
     
  4. jonb12997

    jonb12997 I'm a doctor!!
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    or it's a somatic dysfunction! hehe, had to toss my DO opinion in there. ;)
     

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