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Variant rib anatomy

Case contributed by Dr Heba Abdelmonem


CT chest for pulmonary symptoms and right pleural effusion.

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Female

The scout demonstrates right pleural effusion, absent left breast shadow and inwards orientation of the 5th rib on the left side.

3D images demonstrates 13 pairs of rib on each side with short hypo plastic left 5th rib.

Case Discussion

Incidental findings of rib variant anatomy during CT chest scan.

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