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Case Rep Emerg Med. 2015;2015:428640. doi: 10.1155/2015/428640. Epub 2015 Jun 14.

A Rare Entity: Bilateral First Rib Fractures Accompanying Bilateral Scapular Fractures.

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1
Division of Thoracic Surgery, Dr. Nafiz Korez Sincan State Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
2
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Ufuk University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
3
Division of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Dr. Nafiz Korez Sincan State Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
4
Division of Thoracic Surgery, Arnavutkoy State Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Abstract

First rib fractures are scarce due to their well-protected anatomic locations. Bilateral first rib fractures accompanying bilateral scapular fractures are very rare, although they may be together with scapular and clavicular fractures. According to our knowledge, no case of bilateral first rib fractures accompanying bilateral scapular fractures has been reported, so we herein discussed the diagnosis, treatment, and complications of bone fractures due to thoracic trauma in bias of this rare entity.

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