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Unexpected reports of healing rib fractures should be carefully evaluated in order to ensure appropriate follow-up investigations.
A 10-month-old febrile boy was discharged from the accident and emergency (A&E) department after assessment that included a chest x-ray. Five days later, the A&E consultant received a radiologist's report describing possible healing rib fractures. …
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