Traumatic sternal segment dislocation in a 19-month-old

Rahul V. Pawar, Marcia F. Blacksin

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Abstract

Sternal fractures in the pediatric population are uncommon. Traumatic sternal segment dislocation is even more unusual. Such injuries are typically considered to be the result of child abuse, until proven otherwise. A review of the few case reports documenting pediatric sternal segment dislocation, and the current report, demonstrate that this injury may, in fact, be more benign than previously considered. It is easily recognized with appropriate imaging, and treatment may only require observation, unless symptoms are severe enough to warrant surgical intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)435-437
Number of pages3
JournalEmergency Radiology
Volume14
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

Keywords

  • Pediatric
  • Sternal fracture
  • Sternal segment dislocation

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