Current Thoracic Surgery 2022 , Vol 7 , Issue 1
Parkinson and atraumatic sternum fracture: a case report
Özlem Orhan1,Funda Cansun2
1Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Harran University Faculty Of Medicine, Sanliurfa, Turkey
2Department of Thoracic Surgery, Sanliurfa Research and Training Hospital, Sanliurfa, Turkey
DOI : 10.26663/ cts.2022.009 Viewed : 447 - Downloaded : 170 Although sternum fractures are more common after direct and impact trauma, they are rarely caused by pathological reasons. Sternum insufficiency fractures have been reported rarely in elderly patients. In the literature, sternum fracture after low-energy indirect trauma has been rarely reported. Our aim in this case is to present a 79-year-old female patient with chest pain after indirect trauma and a sternum fracture on admission to the emergency department. The patient with previously known Parkinson’s disease had a manubrium sternum fracture on computed tomography, and no additional pathology was found. Keywords : sternum, atraumatic, insufficiency fracture, Parkinson’s disease