Sinus Sternoclavicularis: A Congenital Cervical Sinus



We try to characterize a previously rather neglected congenital cervical sinus located in the sternoclavicular area in five children. This sinus showed extension to the left sternoclavicular joint in all patients, so we call this congenital lesion “sinus sternoclavicularis.” With knowledge of this congenital lesion, diagnosis can easily be established based on case history and clinical examination; no further radiological tests are required. Surgical excision is the treatment of choice. The chance of recurrence seems to be high because of misinterpretation of the lesion.