Sternal fracture

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

Fall on ground. Anterior midline chest wall injury. Complaining of local pain.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Female
Ultrasound

At the site of pain pointed by patient, there is breach in anterior cortex sternal body. There is hypo echoic area abutting fracture - haematoma.

Case Discussion

This is a case of anterior chest wall trauma resulting in local pain. Ultrasound is very effective to look for sternal fracture as in this case. However, posterior cortex is not seen.

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Case information

rID: 17755
Case created: 10th May 2012
Last edited: 30th Apr 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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