EURORAD ESR

Case 15913

Rib articulation between the sixth and seventh rib in an adult patient mimicking a lung nodule

Author(s)
Mark Yassa 1; Jayanth H. Keshavamurthy 2; April Wheeler 3; Eduardo J. Stincer 2

(1) Medical Student - MS1 at Edward Via College of Ostepathic Medicine, Spartanburg, SC.
(2) Department of Radiology.
(3) RT (R) (CT) at the Department of Radiology

1120 15th street, BA-1411 30912 Augusta, United States of America; Email: jkeshavamurthy@augusta.edu
 
Patient
male, 37 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Chest PA X-Ray
     

    Chest PA X-Ray showing a nodule in the left side measuring approximately 0.9 cm by 1.0 cm

     
    Area of Interest: Lung; Imaging Technique: Conventional radiography; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Tissue characterisation;

    Lateral radiograph showing a nodule overlying the spine.

     
    Area of Interest: Lung; Imaging Technique: Conventional radiography; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Tissue characterisation;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Axial CT Lung
     

    Axial CT chest in lung window showing the rib articulation.

     
    Area of Interest: Lung; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Tissue characterisation;

    Axial CT chest in bone window showing the rib articulation.

     
    Area of Interest: Lung; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Tissue characterisation;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    CT Coronal

    Lung Coronal CT in bone window showing the left 6th- 7th rib articulation, pseudo joint formation.

     
    Area of Interest: Lung; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Tissue characterisation;
     
     
  • Figure 4
    Sagittal CT

    Sagittal CT showing the rib articulation between the left sixth and seventh rib.

     
    Area of Interest: Mediastinum; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Tissue characterisation;
     
     
  • Figure 5
    Volume rendering

    Volume rendering is showing a pseudo rib articulation between the posterior left sixth and seventh ribs.

     
    Area of Interest: Bones; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Computer Applications-3D; Special Focus: Congenital;
     
     
Chest PA X-Ray showing a nodule in the left side measuring approximately 0.9 cm by 1.0 cm
 
Lateral radiograph showing a nodule overlying the spine.
 
Axial CT chest in lung window showing the rib articulation.
 
Axial CT chest in bone window showing the rib articulation.
 
Lung Coronal CT in bone window showing the left 6th- 7th rib articulation, pseudo joint formation.
 
Sagittal CT showing the rib articulation between the left sixth and seventh rib.
 
Volume rendering is showing a pseudo rib articulation between the posterior left sixth and seventh ribs.
 
 
 
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