Case 52 Fractured Ribs With Callus Formation

The CXR shows densities along the anterolateral aspect of the right fifth, sixth, and seventh ribs (Fig. 52.2). This appearance is consistent with callus formation along the ribs which could be due to cough fractures. An alternate way to view the rib fracture more clearly is a right lateral oblique film.

Pleural Callus
Fig. 53.1

Case 53. This middle-aged female presented with a one-year history of exertional dyspnea. Examination reveals clubbing, and chest auscultation revealed velcro-like crepitations. Her CXR is shown (Fig. 53.1).

Cxr Callus Formation
Fig. 53.2
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  • petros
    What is a callus ribs?
    6 years ago
  • kristin werner
    What causes callus formation on rib?
    6 years ago

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