Arch Dis Child 56:401-403 doi:10.1136/adc.56.5.401
  • Research Article

Precordial catch syndrome.


Seventeen cases of precordial "catch" are reported. The children varied in age from 8 to 16 years. The characteristics of this painful condition are discussed; in particular, the diagnostic indication of the site of the pain over an intercostal space, with the finger tip, is stressed. Anxiety in the child, or the parents, in relation to the complaint is discussed. Several methods of treatment are recommended.