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13 pairs of ribs and absent radius

Case contributed by Dr Naim Qaqish


Single umbilical artery.

Patient Data

Age: 1 day
Gender: Female


Prominent central vascular markings. Clear costophrenic angles.

13 pairs of ribs. 

Absent left radius. Bowed left ulna.

Normal visualized spine.

Case Discussion

First day of life, baby girl after uncomplicated normal vaginal delivery with a single umbilical artery. Present with respiratory distress, cyanosis, and limb deformity. An initial x-ray (image above) was done. On the same day, she was admitted to NICU for umbilical venous catheter insertion. Three days later abdomen and pelvis ultrasound was requested to evaluate for other anomalies however the examination was normal.

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Case information

rID: 81675
Published: 2nd Sep 2020
Last edited: 17th Nov 2020
Tag: ribs, radius
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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