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Is costochondritis a problem of the lungs?

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Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

It is a musculoskeletal condition where there is pain in the chest wall due to inflammation of the cartilage at the end of the ribs where they insert into the sternum (breastbone).
This does not involve the lungs.

In brief: No

It is a musculoskeletal condition where there is pain in the chest wall due to inflammation of the cartilage at the end of the ribs where they insert into the sternum (breastbone).
This does not involve the lungs.
Dr. Brian Bezack
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Dr. Craig Brown
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: No

It is inflammation in the collagen in your ribs and sternum.

In brief: No

It is inflammation in the collagen in your ribs and sternum.
Dr. Craig Brown
Dr. Craig Brown
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