NEALE BARNES, M.D.; JAMES GRAHAM, M.D.
As more reports of a particular clinical state are recorded, it becomes necessary to review the available pertinent data and to make appropriate changes in concept. This is the situation with the clinical entity which has been called Tietze's syndrome.1 This syndrome was described originally in the German literature and later reported throughout Europe. However, to date only nine cases have been recorded in the American literature, and it is our belief that this small number does not reflect the true incidence of this curious syndrome. Moreover, certain features of the illness appear consistently and justify the adoption of a
BARNES N, GRAHAM J. PARASTERNAL CHONDRODYNIA (TIETZE'S SYNDROME)1. Ann Intern Med. ;51:57–59. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-51-1-57
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;51(1):57-59.
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