Bifid ribs

Case contributed by Dr Manish Malik


Cough and right sided heaviness.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Female

Bifid right posterior 4th, 5th and 6th ribs.  

Case Discussion

Bifid ribs are uncommon. They are usually asymptomatic but may cause musculoskeletal pain or intercostal nerve entrapment.

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