Sternal fracture

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

High speed RTA. Sternal pain. Fracture?

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Minimally displaced fracture of the upper third of the body of sternum with associated soft tissue swelling.

Case Discussion

Sternal fractures typically occur following high impact injuries, such as an RTA.

This is a significant injury as it may be associated with mediastinal or cardiac complications.

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Case Information

rID: 50321
Case created: 30th Dec 2016
Last edited: 14th Jan 2017
Tag: rdgh
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