Healing rib fractures in a toddler

Case contributed by Dr Joseph Scheller

Presentation

Toddler with a history of seizures found unresponsive by a caregiver.

Patient Data

Age: 3 years
Gender: Male

Healing left 6th-8th rib fractures (anterior).

Bilateral atelectasis. Small right pleural effusion. NGT appropriately positioned. 

Case Discussion

Three-year-old toddler with a history of seizures found unresponsive by the caregiver. On examination, the child was unresponsive with minor bruises and abrasions. CT demonstrated healing rib fractures. Non-accidental injury was suspected. ​

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Case information

rID: 55344
Case created: 30th Aug 2017
Last edited: 7th Sep 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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