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Sternal Fracture
Tomás Franquet, MD, PhD
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KEY FACTS

  • Imaging

    • Top Differential Diagnoses

      • Clinical Issues

        • Diagnostic Checklist

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • Radiographic Findings

              • CT Findings

                • MR Findings

                  • Imaging Recommendations

                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                      PATHOLOGY

                      • General Features

                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                        • Presentation

                          • Demographics

                            • Natural History & Prognosis

                              • Treatment

                                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                • Consider

                                  • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                    Selected References

                                    1. Kouritas VK et al: Isolated sternal fractures treated on an outpatient basis. Am J Emerg Med. 31(1):227-30, 2013
                                    2. Kim EY et al: Sternal fracture in the emergency department: diagnostic value of multidetector CT with sagittal and coronal reconstruction images. Eur J Radiol. 81(5):e708-11, 2012
                                    3. Harston A et al: Fixation of sternal fractures: a systematic review. J Trauma. 71(6):1875-9, 2011
                                    4. Peters S et al: Multidetector computed tomography-spectrum of blunt chest wall and lung injuries in polytraumatized patients. Clin Radiol. 65(4):333-8, 2010
                                    5. Recinos G et al: Epidemiology of sternal fractures. Am Surg. 75(5):401-4, 2009
                                    6. Restrepo CS et al: Imaging appearances of the sternum and sternoclavicular joints. Radiographics. 29(3):839-59, 2009
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                                    KEY FACTS

                                    • Imaging

                                      • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                        • Clinical Issues

                                          • Diagnostic Checklist

                                            IMAGING

                                            • General Features

                                              • Radiographic Findings

                                                • CT Findings

                                                  • MR Findings

                                                    • Imaging Recommendations

                                                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                        PATHOLOGY

                                                        • General Features

                                                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                          • Presentation

                                                            • Demographics

                                                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                • Treatment

                                                                  DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                  • Consider

                                                                    • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                      Selected References

                                                                      1. Kouritas VK et al: Isolated sternal fractures treated on an outpatient basis. Am J Emerg Med. 31(1):227-30, 2013
                                                                      2. Kim EY et al: Sternal fracture in the emergency department: diagnostic value of multidetector CT with sagittal and coronal reconstruction images. Eur J Radiol. 81(5):e708-11, 2012
                                                                      3. Harston A et al: Fixation of sternal fractures: a systematic review. J Trauma. 71(6):1875-9, 2011
                                                                      4. Peters S et al: Multidetector computed tomography-spectrum of blunt chest wall and lung injuries in polytraumatized patients. Clin Radiol. 65(4):333-8, 2010
                                                                      5. Recinos G et al: Epidemiology of sternal fractures. Am Surg. 75(5):401-4, 2009
                                                                      6. Restrepo CS et al: Imaging appearances of the sternum and sternoclavicular joints. Radiographics. 29(3):839-59, 2009