Bilateral lumbar ribs

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Left flank to groin pain, haematuria.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Female

Incidental note of bilateral lumbar ribs. Lap band is partially included. Otherwise normal examination with no evidence of urolithiasis. 

Case Discussion

Lumbar ribs represent a type of transitional vertebral anatomy at the thoracolumbar junction. They occur in ~1% of the population. 

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Case information

rID: 25862
Published: 12th Nov 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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