Clavicle and rib fractures

Case contributed by Vincenzo Bilotto


A pole of a traffic signal has fallen down hitting hardly the patient near left shoulder. Fractured left clavicle suspected.

Patient Data

Age: 67
Gender: Male

Middle-third left clavicle fracture and multiple left ribs fractures (2nd, 3rd, 4th)


After finding fractured ribs, Chest XR is quickly required.

Multiple fractured upper ribs.
Minimal left postero-basal pleural effusion.
No pneumthorax.
Normal cardiac silhouette.

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Case information

rID: 46123
Case created: 22nd Jun 2016
Last edited: 23rd Jun 2016
Systems: Chest, Trauma
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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