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Images in paediatrics
Supernumerary intrathoracic rib
  1. Sinan Mahir Kayıran1,
  2. Terman Gumus2,
  3. Petek Genc Kayıran1,
  4. Berkan Gurakan1
  1. 1Department of Paediatrics, American Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
  2. 2Department of Radiology, American Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sinan Mahir Kayıran Department of Paediatrics, American Hospital, Guzelbahce sk. No: 20 Nisantasi Sisli, Istanbul 34450, Turkey; sinanmahir{at}

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An 8-year-old afebrile boy presented with a 10-day history of runny nose and coughing, with no history of lung or other systemic disease and no sign of respiratory distress, tachypnoea or tachycardia. Chest radiography revealed that anterior portion of the right third rib was oriented caudally and ended mid-thorax (figure 1). A thick band extended from the anterior edge of the third rib to the anterior portion of the sixth rib, causing retraction of the attached pleura. Unenhanced helical thorax CT …

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  • Contributors SMK, PGK and BG managed and followed the patient, TG provided radiological images and converted the images, and SMK and TG reviewed the literature and wrote the paper. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.