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Vol 76, No 1 (2017)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2016-05-24
Submitted: 2016-03-22
Accepted: 2016-05-07
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Isolated costal cartilage fractures: the radiographically overlooked injuries

S.-M. Yuan
DOI: 10.5603/FM.a2016.0030
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Pubmed: 27830867
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Folia Morphol 2017;76(1):139-142.

open access

Vol 76, No 1 (2017)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2016-05-24
Submitted: 2016-03-22
Accepted: 2016-05-07

Abstract

Isolated costal cartilage fractures are benign and rare. A 65-year-old man had a sustained chest pain after a fist punch in the past month. A 3-dimensional computed tomography revealed left 7th and 8th costal cartilage fractures with fracture dislocations. As he refused an open fracture reduction, he was advised to have a rest with subsequent follow-up. Ultrasound screening is recommended in patients with sustained posttraumatic chest pains in order to rule out possible costal cartilage fractures. The therapeutic regimen generally depends on the location and severity of the fracture.

Abstract

Isolated costal cartilage fractures are benign and rare. A 65-year-old man had a sustained chest pain after a fist punch in the past month. A 3-dimensional computed tomography revealed left 7th and 8th costal cartilage fractures with fracture dislocations. As he refused an open fracture reduction, he was advised to have a rest with subsequent follow-up. Ultrasound screening is recommended in patients with sustained posttraumatic chest pains in order to rule out possible costal cartilage fractures. The therapeutic regimen generally depends on the location and severity of the fracture.

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Keywords

costal cartilage fracture, diagnostic imaging, thoracic injuries

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Title

Isolated costal cartilage fractures: the radiographically overlooked injuries

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 76, No 1 (2017)

Pages

139-142

Published online

2016-05-24

DOI

10.5603/FM.a2016.0030

Pubmed

27830867

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2017;76(1):139-142.

Keywords

costal cartilage fracture
diagnostic imaging
thoracic injuries

Authors

S.-M. Yuan

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