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collar bone protruding on one side only?

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Ive noticed a protudring collar bone the other day. its where the neck connects to the chest. I guess it called the sternal/clavicular head.My left one is apprently larger than the other. I had a CT scan a month and half ago for my chest to visualize my lungs. my CT scan didnt mention anything.Would my CT scan detect that? what could it be?

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replied June 6th, 2011
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Hello and welcome to e health forum.

It is very difficult to determine the cause of the enlarged collar bone, without a proper examination and additional history.

In the absence of pain, tenderness or redness on the suspected site, there is no need to worry about it.

CT scans usually are very clear, and do not miss any abnormality, including that of the bones.

You might consult your doctor, for a complete examination, and further advice.

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