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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The diseases which cause pain or swelling in the same region such as pyogenic abscess, rheumatic diseases, degenerative arthritis, Tietze's syndrome, and osteonecrosis of the medial clavicle should be considered in the differential diagnosis.
It could also be a similar condition called Tietze's syndrome.
(14,15) While there are several specific types of chest wall pain--including musculoskeletal pain, parietal or intercostal pain, Tietze's syndrome, and costochondral pain--all are manifestations of a musculoskeletal disorder and associated with tenderness of the chest wall.