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Congenital disorder

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Fused Rib or Rib Synostosis

History: 50 year old man with chest pain and shortness of breath. This is the appearance of a fused rib, or rib synostosis. Typically fused ribs are either congenitally fused or can become fused as a result of remote traumatic injury to the region of the fused ribs. Rib synostoses are relatively common, present in … Continue reading