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Superior subluxation of an anterior end of the first rib in a trauma patient.
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PMID:  22669858     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We present a case of a young man with a superior subluxation of an anterior end of the first rib following a road traffic accident. To the best of our knowledge, no similar case has so far been described in the literature. The patient presented with headache, backache and pain in the right anterior chest wall. After initial assessment, a chest radiograph was performed and it showed no abnormalities. A CT of the chest revealed an isolated hypermobile first rib at the anterior end owing to superior subluxation. The patient was treated conservatively.
Jakub Kaczynski; Marianne Dillon; Joanna Hilton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-05-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
General Surgery Department, ABM University Health Board, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, UK.
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