Congenital fused ribs

Case contributed by Dr Hazem M Almasarei


Known Fanconi anaemia, planned bone marrow transplantation.

Patient Data

Age: 7 years
Gender: Male

Several right-sided fused ribs of the mid chest.

Normal rib number bilaterally.

Right-sided Hickman line.


Fusion of the lateral aspects of the right 5th, 6th and 7th ribs.

Evidence of esophageal dilatation and small size hiatal hernia.

He has a history of operated tracheo-esophageal atresia at birth.

Case Discussion

Fanconi anemia is an autosomal recessive disease associated with congenital abnormalities (e.g. congenital fused ribs and tracheo-esophageal fistula).

Congenital fused ribs also known as rib synostosis can be unilateral or bilateral and two or more ribs are fused.

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Case information

rID: 56862
Published: 26th Nov 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: King Hussein Cancer Center

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