Rachitic rosary

Rachitic rosary refers to expansion of the anterior rib ends at the costochondral junctions and is most frequently seen in rickets as nodularity at the costochondral junctions.

Differential diagnosis

Other causes of this appearance include: 

Inspired signs

Article information

rID: 8222
Section: Signs, Gamuts
Tag: refs, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Rosary sign of rickets

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Cases and figures

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