Isolated Traumatic Bilateral First Rib Fracture: A Rare Entity


1 Department of General Surgery, Medical College

2 RMO Cum Clinical Tutor, Department of General Medicine, Calcutta National Medical College, KolkataIndia


Since the first rib is protected very well by the overlying soft tissue and bones, its fracture is a major injury and a considerable force is required to do it. Therefore, an isolated fracture of this rib is unusual. A 28-year-old healthy female had an accident while crossing the road and a heavy object fell on her. She had severe pain behind her clavicle region and was immediately hospitalized and examined. Thorough clinical examination and different relevant investigations surprisingly disclosed isolated bilateral first rib fracture which is a very rare clinical condition.