Dehiscent manubrium post CABG surgery with lung herniation
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O'Donnell C, Dehiscent manubrium post CABG surgery with lung herniation. Case study, Radiopaedia.org (Accessed on 01 Apr 2023) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-47500
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23 Aug 2016
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Ununited manubrial osteotomy (sternal split) with wire sutures that have "pulled through". Sternal body has united. Note how the lung (arrow) has herniated into the defect created by the non-union.
This is an unusual non-union of the manubrium that has created a gap into which the lung has herniated and is presumably associated with a cough impulse.