A Rare Entity: Bilateral First Rib Fractures Accompanying Bilateral Scapular Fractures

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Gulbahar, Gultekin ; Kaplan, Tevfik ; Turker, Hasan Bozkurt ; Gundogdu, Ahmet Gokhan ; Han, Serdar (2015)
  • Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
  • Journal: Case Reports in Emergency Medicine, volume 2,015 (issn: 2090-648X, eissn: 2090-6498)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC4484554, doi: 10.1155/2015/428640
  • Subject: Case Report | Medical emergencies. Critical care. Intensive care. First aid | Article Subject | RC86-88.9

First rib fractures are scarce due to their well-protected anatomic locations. Bilateral first rib fractures accompanying bilateral scapular fractures are very rare, although they may be together with scapular and clavicular fractures. According to our knowledge, no case of bilateral first rib fractures accompanying bilateral scapular fractures has been reported, so we herein discussed the diagnosis, treatment, and complications of bone fractures due to thoracic trauma in bias of this rare entity.
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