Nontraumatic bilateral first rib fractures

Acta Orthop Belg. 1998 Dec;64(4):406-8.


The authors report the case of a 21-year old woman who presented bilateral spontaneous fractures of the first ribs, in the posterior portion on the right side, in the anterior portion on the left side. The pathogenesis of spontaneous fractures of the first rib is discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Fractures, Spontaneous / diagnostic imaging
  • Fractures, Spontaneous / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Pain / etiology
  • Radiography
  • Rib Fractures / diagnostic imaging
  • Rib Fractures / etiology*