Lumbar rib

Case contributed by Dr Shirish Paul


Low back ache

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

Frontal radiograph (negative film) of lumbosacral spine shows a rib arising from the right transverse process of the L1 vertebra (lumbar rib).

Case Discussion

A lumbar rib is also called a 13th rib and are rare variants that are incidentally found in less than 1% of the population.

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Case information

rID: 47252
Published: 30th Dec 2016
Last edited: 31st Dec 2016
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