Current Thoracic Surgery 2022 , Vol 7 , Issue 2
Surgical treatment of an intrathoracic rib causing cough in a young woman
Denizhan Kılınç1,Merve Sengul Inan1,Ersin Sapmaz1,Hakan Işık1,Sedat Gürkök2
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Gulhane Education and Training Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
2Thoracic Surgery Clinic, Memorial Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.26663/cts.2022.018 Viewed : 464 - Downloaded : 196 Intrathoracic rib is mostly asymptomatic and one of the rare congenital anomalies of thoracic wall. Keeping in mind its appearance and types on chest x-rays can prevent unnecessary examinations and invasive procedures. Locations and relationship to adjacent tissues of intrathoracic ribs determine its clinical course and surgical decision. Keywords : accessory rib, anatomical variations, intrathoracic rib, rib anomalies, supernumerary rib