Bifid costal cartilage

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


LEFT para-sternal region swelling - 4 -5 yrs. No trauma. No pain.

Patient Data

Age: about 30 yrs
Gender: Female

Normal findings.

No bifid rib.


Bifid costal cartilage is seen at left 3rd, 4th ribs.  No division of anterior end of ribs is noted.

Anteriorly convex shape of upper division of left 4th costal cartilage is producing local swelling pointed by patient.

No local mass lesion is noted.



Case Discussion

Findings of bifid costal cartilage of ribs.

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Case information

rID: 31199
Published: 23rd Sep 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included