Thoracic spine compression fractures

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

History of trauma some weeks ago.

Patient Data

Age: 67
Gender: Male
CT

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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