Sternal fracture with retrosternal haemorrhage
Car accident. Chest pain.
This case featured in our 2016 Trauma Radiology Course which is now available to view online.
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Haemorrhage within the anterior mediastinal fat particularly in the retrosternal region due to a sternal fracture (best seen on the sagittal images).
While this is a reasonably obvious example of a sternal fracture, being able to recongise anterior mediastinal and retrosternal haemorrhage in the setting of trauma is very useful as it can often alert you to a subtle sternal fracture that you otherwise may have missed.