Sternal and thoracic spine fractures

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

Presentation

Motor vehicle collision.

Modality: CT

Sternal fracture with small retrosternal haematoma. Anterior wedge compression fracture of an upper thoracic vertebrae. 

Case Discussion

Highlights the importance of always checking for thoracic injury where a sternal fracture is the result of blunt force trauma.

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Case Information

rID: 8811
Case created: 1st Mar 2010
Last edited: 19th May 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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