Atraumatic First Rib Fracture

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Koray Aydogdu (2014)
  • Publisher: Derman Medical Publishing
  • Journal: Journal of Clinical and Analytical Medicine (issn: 1309-0720, eissn: 1309-2014)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.4328/JCAM.1471
  • Subject: Pain | R | First Rib Fracture | Atraumatic | Medicine
    mesheuropmc: musculoskeletal system | musculoskeletal diseases

Rib fractures are usually seen after a trauma, while atraumatic spontaneous rib fractures are quite rare. A first rib fracture identified in our 17 years old female patient who had not a history of trauma except lifting a heavy weight was examined in details in terms of the potential complications and followed-up for a long time. We presented our experience on this case with atraumatic first rib fracture that has different views for the etiology in light of the literature.
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