Rib fractures

Case contributed by Dr Dalia Ibrahim

Presentation

Blunt trauma to the chest.

Patient Data

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

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.

Complications:

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Case information

rID: 30339
Case created: 3rd Aug 2014
Last edited: 11th Jun 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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