Forked rib: an autopsy case report and discussion on its clinical implications: Case report

Rao, P.P. Jagadish and *, B.V. Murlimanju (2012) Forked rib: an autopsy case report and discussion on its clinical implications: Case report. Clin Ter, 163 (5). pp. 293-297.

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Abstract

Congenital anomalies of the ribs are relatively uncommon. We report a case of forked rib which was observed during the routine autopsy examination of a male child of aged 7 yrs at our institution. We observed that the right side fourth rib was showing bifurcation at its anterior end. We discuss the clinical implication of this variant along with relevant review of literature. The clinicians, radiologists and surgeons should be familiar with this normal variant to avoid mistaking for an abnormality. Clin Ter 2012; 163(5):293-297

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: anomaly, bifid rib, forked rib, development, variation
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Anatomy
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2012 10:22
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2012 10:22
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/77522

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