Rib fracture following trauma

Case contributed by Dr Vineet Prakash

Presentation

Fall from pushbike onto his left side. Pain and shortness of breath. Unable to take a deep breath.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years old
Gender: Male
X-ray
  • There appears to be a step in the left seventh lateral anterior rib suggestive of a fracture
  • Normal cardiomediastinal contour.
  • Lungs and pleural spaces appear clear.
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Case information

rID: 31304
Case created: 30th Sep 2014
Last edited: 2nd Oct 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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