Perforated sternum

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

Presentation

Incidental finding on CT chest to investigate right rib lesion

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Female
Modality: CT

Corticated round defect (arrow) in the distal sternum filled with fat.

Case Discussion

Congenital bony defects of the sternum are uncommon but well recognized.  They are of no significance but might be useful as an identifying feature in anthropological analysis.

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Case Information

rID: 31478
Case created: 12th Oct 2014
Last edited: 21st Nov 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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