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Isolated Sternal Fracture

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Isolated sternal fracture is rare and benign. A 36-year-old female presented had severe chest pain and mild dyspnea after her anterior chest wall was bluntly injured by the front seat at car brake. She urgently went to a nearby hospital to see the doctor, whereas no remarkable findings were noted on the chest roentgenogram and electrocardiogram. However, she was referred to this hospital due to a sustained chest pain. A three-dimensional chest computed tomography was examined and an isolated sternal fracture was found. She was advised a rest. Isolated sternal fractures usually require minimal treatment unless there are associated injuries. Efforts have to be taken on traveling safety to avoid unintentional injuries.

07 Sep, 2016
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e-Published: 20 Sep, 2016


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