Rib fractures

Case contributed by Dr Dalia Ibrahim


Blunt trauma to the chest.

Patient Data

Age: 50 year-old
Gender: Male

Multiple acute displaced fractures of the left sixth to eighth ribs posterolaterally.

Annotated image

Multiple displaced left rib fractures (arrows).

Case Discussion

Rib fractures are usually multiple and usually occur at the midlateral chest wall.


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Case information

rID: 30339
Published: 4th Aug 2014
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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