Rib notching

Case contributed by Dr Kenny Sim

Presentation

Pre-op CXR

Patient Data

Age: 20
Gender: Male
X-ray

The heart size and shape is within normal limits.

Both lungs are clear, the mediastinum and pleural spaces are normal.

There are changes of rib notching particularly seen in the upper ribs on the left.

The notching is present but is less obvious involving the right ribs.

Configuration of the aorta is unremarkable on both the PA and lateral views.

There is no significant left ventricular dilatation.

Case Discussion

New diagnosis of aortic coarctation.

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 30274
Case created: 31st Jul 2014
Last edited: 25th Sep 2017
Systems: Chest, Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.
Loadinganimation

Alert accept

Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.