Osteoblastoma of the Clavicle


A 14-year-old female with a 1-year history of a painful clavicle mass underwent resection and
reconstruction with an intercalated autograft and rigid plate fixation. The histopathology was diagnostic for osteoblastoma. Although a clavicle mass is a common entity following clavicle trauma, less common disorders such as bone tumors need to be considered in the differential diagnosis. Osteoblastoma is an uncommon, benign bone tumor representing 1% of all primary bone tumors. An extensive  review of the literature reveals only one reported case of clavicular osteoblastoma. (Journal of the Southern Orthopaedic Association 12(2):66–70, 2003

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K. J. Faber, MD, FRCSC, S. D. Patterson, MBChB, FRCSC, J. G. Heathcote, MB,
FRCPC, R. R. Richards,MD, FRCSC