Non-accidental trauma

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Fell off couch and hit head and had a seizure.

Patient Data

Age: Infant

Chest 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 paediatric radiology collection. Dr Brill is a professor in the department of radiology (paediatric section) at Weill Cornell. This case was donated to by

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Case information

rID: 11675
Published: 20th Oct 2010
Last edited: 26th Jul 2017
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