A case report of an unusual sternal fracture


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Ayrik C., Cakmakci H., Yanturali S., Ozsarac M., Ozucelik D.

EMERGENCY MEDICINE JOURNAL, cilt.22, ss.591-593, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 22 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1136/emj.2003.009993
  • Dergi Adı: EMERGENCY MEDICINE JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.591-593

Özet

Most sternal fractures are transverse, and a lateral chest radiograph is diagnostic. We report a case of vertical sternal fracture that was not seen on plain radiographs but was revealed using computed tomography (CT). Thoracic CT with coronal reformatted images can also demonstrate sternal fracture lines, supernumerary synchondrosis, and costosternal joint abnormalities.