P-ISSN 2587-2400 | E-ISSN 2587-196X
EJMO. 2017; 1(2): 106-107 | DOI: 10.14744/ejmo.2017.92486

Fusion of Ribs Mimicking Cavitary Lesion

Sercin Ozkok1, Halil Ibrahim Yakar2, Asiye Kanbay2, Erkan Ceylan2
1Department of Radiology, Istanbul Medeniyet University Goztepe Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey, 2Department of Pulmonology, Istanbul Medeniyet University Goztepe Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Fusion of the ribs is one of the most frequent anomalies in rib pathologies. Anomalies of the ribs may be isolated or a component of a congenital syndrome or metabolic disease. It is usually asymptomatic and detected incidentally on a plain chest radiography. Presently described is a case of a patient with a rib fusion mimicking a cavitary lesion observed on a plain chest radiography. Rib anomalies, including rib fusion, are often undiagnosed during radiological evaluation; however, they may lead to unnecessary diagnostic tests and treatments. Thus, rib fusion should be considered in the differential diagnosis of cavitary lesions.


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Ozkok S, Yakar H, Kanbay A, Ceylan E. Fusion of Ribs Mimicking Cavitary Lesion. EJMO. 2017; 1(2): 106-107

Corresponding Author: Ozkok S.

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