Rib notching

Case contributed by Dr Kenny Sim


Pre-operative chest radiograph.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male

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.

Old left clavicle fracture.

Case Discussion

New diagnosis of aortic coarctation.

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Case information

rID: 30274
Published: 31st Jul 2014
Last edited: 30th Jan 2020
System: Vascular, Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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