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Case 546

Z-shaped rib fractures

Author(s)
M. Wintermark, P. Schnyder
 
Patient
female, 26 year(s)
 
 
  • Published 25.10.2000
  • DOI 10.1594/EURORAD/CASE.546
  • Section Chest Imaging
  • Case Type Clinical Cases
  • Difficulty Senior
  • Views 17939
  • Language(s)
  • Figure 1
    Blunt traumatic Z-shaped rib fractures
     

    Admission chest X-ray displays a right clavicle fracture, as well as a right pneumothorax, persisting despite drainage, but does not depict any rib fracture (From Wintermark M, Schnyder P (2000) Trauma of the chest...

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Blunt traumatic Z-shaped rib fractures;

    Spiral CT sections (3-mm) dislcose serial "Z-shaped" right anterior rib fractures, which were not recognizable on the chest roentgenogram

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Blunt traumatic Z-shaped rib fractures;
     
     
Admission chest X-ray displays a right clavicle fracture, as well as a right pneumothorax, persisting despite drainage, but does not depict any rib fracture (From Wintermark M, Schnyder P (2000) Trauma of the chest wall. In Schnyder P, Wintermark M. Radiology of blunt trauma of the chest. Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York, pp 9-27)
 
Spiral CT sections (3-mm) dislcose serial "Z-shaped" right anterior rib fractures, which were not recognizable on the chest roentgenogram
 
 
 
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