Thoracic spine compression fractures

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


History of trauma some weeks ago.

Patient Data

Age: 67
Gender: Male

CT Chest and CT Thoracic spine

There are multiple healing bilateral rib fractures and comminuted sternal body fractures. There are also mild T4 and T5 wedge compression fractures and a severe wedge compression fracture of T10 associated with gas and mild spinal canal compression (less than 20%).  

Case Discussion

This is a case of multiple chest fractures due to a major trauma some weeks ago, there are associations of bilateral rib fractures, multiple sternal fractures and multiple vertebral bodies wedge compression fractures

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Case information

rID: 39546
Case created: 9th Sep 2015
Last edited: 16th Jul 2016
System: Spine
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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