The use of a dynamic 4-dimensional computed tomography scan in the diagnosis of atraumatic posterior sternoclavicular joint instability

Jacqueline L. Hislop-Jambrich, John M. Troupis, Afshin Kamali Moaveni

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Recurrent symptomatic sternoclavicular (SC) joint instability is rare and most commonly occurs following high-energy trauma or in patients with generalized ligamentous laxity. We report an unusual case of an atraumatic posterior subluxation of the SC joint, leading to a feeling of choking. The posterior subluxation, which occurred during shoulder motion and in supine body position, was demonstrated using a dynamic wide-volume 4-dimensional computed tomography scan. Based on continuing patient symptoms and imaging findings, surgical stabilization of the SC joint was undertaken.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)576-577
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • 4D CT
  • CT
  • dynamic CT
  • sternoclavicular subluxation

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