Costal cartilage fracture

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Blunt trauma to right lower anterior chest wall by cow horn - 1 day. Complaining of local pain.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male

There is no rib fracture on the right side.


There is a displaced fracture of the right costal cartilage at the site of pain pointed by the patient. For comparison, asymptomatic left costal cartilage was examined; which was intact.

Case Discussion

Case shows the importance of ultrasound in the evaluation of costal cartilage fracture.

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Case information

rID: 56902
Published: 28th Nov 2017
Last edited: 29th Nov 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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