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Chest, MSK

Rib Fracture

History: 30 year old male with chest wall pain. 

Single oblique radiograph  of the chest shows a left anterolateral 6th rib fracture with a moderate sized left pneumothorax. Note also, the left costophrenic sulcus is blunted, which is likely compatible with a hemothorax.

Single oblique radiograph of the chest shows a left anterolateral 6th rib fracture with a moderate sized left pneumothorax. Note also, the left costophrenic sulcus is blunted, which is likely compatible with a hemothorax.

Classic findings of a rib fracture

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