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 pediatric 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. 

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