Sternum fracture

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Direct trauma to midchest - 1 wk. Complaints of local pain. Referred for ultrasound to rule out sternal fracture.

Patient Data

Age: 8 - 10 years
Gender: Male

Cortical buckling is noted in cranial most segment of body of sternum.

Gapping is noted in cortical white line due to manubrio-sternal joint  and unfused segments of body.

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Case information

rID: 24934
Published: 21st Sep 2013
Last edited: 18th Dec 2015
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