Bilateral lumbar ribs

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Left flank to groin pain, haematuria.

Patient Data

Age: 22
Gender: Female
Modality: CT

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
Case created: 12th Nov 2013
Last edited: 30th Aug 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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