Asymptomatic Osteolysis of Ribs and Clavicles in Progressive Systemic Sclerosis

J. V. Bertouch, T. P. Gordon, D. Henderson, P. M. Brooks

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Abstract: The association of severe osteolysis of clavicles and ribs in a patient with progressive systemic sclerosis is reported. The disappearance of the clavicles and upper ribs was not associated with any symptoms. The possible causes of this uncommon association are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)627-629
Number of pages3
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Medicine
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1982
Externally publishedYes


  • Osteolysis
  • Progressive systemic sclerosis.

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