Bifid rib

Case contributed by Mohammad Taghi Niknejad
Diagnosis certain


Work up for chest pain.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

Left 4th rib is bifid at anterior arch.

Case Discussion

Bifid rib  is a congenital skeletal abnormality with the cleaved sternal end into two, also known as forked or bifurcated rib. Usually asymptomatic.

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