Congenital rib fusion

Case contributed by Dr Heba Mohamed

Presentation

Chest wall deformity.

Patient Data

Age: 7 years
Gender: Female
CT

Abnormal broadening of the left 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th ribs.

Abnormal partial fusion of the 7th and 8th ribs.

Abnormal bifid proximal end of the left 6th rib.

Case Discussion

Young female with chest wall deformity.

CT of the chest wall shows abnormal broadening of the left 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th ribs associated withfusion of the 7th and 8th ribs as well as bifid proximal end of the left 6th rib.

Preserved normal bone density excludes the possibility of bony tumors or fibrous dysplasia.

 

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Case information

rID: 48351
Case created: 2nd Oct 2016
Last edited: 25th May 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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