A rib abnormality mimicking pulmonary nodule: a pitfall in the plain chest x-ray

  • Yeliz Akturk | yelizakturk@yahoo.com Diskapi Yildirim Beyazit Training and Research Hospital, Turkey.
  • Serra Ozbal Günes Diskapi Yildirim Beyazit Training and Research Hospital, Turkey.
  • Baki Hekimoglu Diskapi Yildirim Beyazit Training and Research Hospital, Turkey.

Abstract

The ribs show a wide range of normal and pathologic radiographic appearences as well as congenital variations. Intrathoracic ribs are isolated and rare anomalies. They are usually super-numerary, more often right-sided, and involve the middle part of the thorax. We describe a case with intrathorasic rib abnormality mimicking a peripheral metastatic lung nodule in the plain chest x-ray and emphasize the use of coronal and sagittal reformatted images in thorasic imaging.  Utilisation of multiplanar reformatted images in chest computerised tomography increase diagnostic quality.

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Published
2016-06-22
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Pneumology - Case Reports
Keywords:
Rib abnormality, intrathoracic rib, pulmonary nodule.
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Akturk, Y., Günes, S. O., & Hekimoglu, B. (2016). A rib abnormality mimicking pulmonary nodule: a pitfall in the plain chest x-ray. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, 81(1-2). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2015.734