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Tietze's syndrome

noun Tie·tze's syndrome \ ˈtēt-səz- \

medical Definition of Tietze's syndrome

: a condition of unknown origin that is characterized by inflammation of costochondral cartilage called also costochondritis, Tietze's disease

Biographical Note for tietze's syndrome

  • Tietze, Alexander (1864–1927), German surgeon. A qualified surgeon in Breslau from 1894, Tietze became primary physician at the Allerheiligen Hospital in 1896. The author of numerous papers on surgical topics, he is remembered for a notable textbook on emergency surgery that was published in 1927. He published a description of the syndrome that bears his name in 1921.

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