Rib fractures

Case contributed by Dr Dalia Ibrahim

Presentation

Blunt trauma to the chest

Patient Data

Age: 50 year-old
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Multiple recent fractures of the left sixth to eighth ribs posterolaterlly and showing bony displacement. displacement. 

Modality: Annotated image

Multiple displaced left rib fractures (arrow)

Case Discussion

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

Complications:

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Case Information

rID: 30339
Case created: 3rd Aug 2014
Last edited: 15th Apr 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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