Non-accidental trauma

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Presentation

Fell off couch and hit head and had a seizure.

Patient Data

Age: Infant

Chest x-ray

Modality: X-ray

Multiple fractures are seen involving the posterior ribs, bilaterally. The infant is intubated and NGT in situ.  

Case Discussion

 Posterior rib fractures are said to be a classic finding in non-accidental paediatric injuries. 

 

These images are from Dr. Paula Brill's excellent pediatric radiology collection. Dr. Brill is a professor in the department of radiology (pediatric section) at Weill Cornell. This case was donated to Radiopaedia.org by Radswiki.net

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Case Information

rID: 11675
Case created: 20th Oct 2010
Last edited: 28th Jun 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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