Rib fracture on ultrasound

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel
X-ray

Linear lucency reaching to cortex of a left lower rib.

Ultrasound

Cortical breach with small crescent of haematoma.

Case Discussion

Ultrasound can be used to diagnose rib fractures accurately but is seldom used because it is time consuming and uncomfortable for the patient. 

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Case information

rID: 16479
Case created: 21st Jan 2012
Last edited: 19th Dec 2015
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