Costal cartilage fracture

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Chest wall trauma - 15 days. C/o right lower chest wall pain with sneezing, deep breathing, getting up from lying down position - 2 wks

Patient Data

Age: about 25 yrs
Gender: Male

Previous Chest radiograph - no rib fracture ( not uploaded, no copy right ). USG for region of pain - chest wall

There is discontinuity of right 7th costal cartilage at site of pain pointed by patient. Medial end of fracture is superficial. Lateral end of fracture is deeper. There is no significant local collection.

Case Discussion

Findings suggest post traumatic costal cartilage fracture.

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Case information

rID: 46851
Published: 20th Jul 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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