Rib anomalies – a case and an overview of the literature.

Zdravniški Vestnik. 2017;86(5-6)

 

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Journal Title: Zdravniški Vestnik

ISSN: 1318-0347 (Print); 1581-0224 (Online)

Publisher: Slovenian Medical Association

LCC Subject Category: Medicine

Country of publisher: Slovenia

Language of fulltext: Slovenian, English

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AUTHORS

Igor Kocijančič (Clinical Institute of Radiology, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Zaloška 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia.)
Andraž Zupan (Clinical Institute of Radiology, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Zaloška 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia.)
Peter Slak (General Hospital Novo mesto, Šmihelska cesta 1, 8000 Novo mesto, Slovenia.)

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Double blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 8 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

<p>Anatomic rib variants (numeric and structural) are reported to occur in less than 2 % of the general population and are rarely of any clinical significance. Frequently noticed developmental rib anomalies include fused and bifid ribs, cervical ribs and rib dysplasia. Occasionally they can cause problems when interpreting chest radiographs, therefore it is important for radiologists to be familiar with them and consider rib variants in differential diagnosis.</p><p>The following case report presents an 88-year old female with a left bifid intrathoracic rib.</p>