Tietze's syndrome

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Tie·tze's syndrome

 (tē′tsēz) or Tie·tze syndrome (-tsē)
Inflammation of the cartilage of the rib cage, causing pain in the chest similar to angina pectoris.

[After Alexander Tietze (1864-1927), German surgeon.]
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Noun1.Tietze's syndrome - syndrome characterized by swelling of rib cartilage (causing pain)
syndrome - a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease
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It could also be a similar condition called Tietze's syndrome.
DRG 101 Tietze's syndrome may cause chest pain and is characterized by tenderness to palpation of the chondrocostal chest wall junction.
3) The differential diagnosis of a swollen sternoclavicular joint includes rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, Tietze's syndrome, rheumatic fever, gout, and tumors.