Orthopedics Book


Cough fracture

Aka: Cough fracture, Rib Fracture due to Cough
  1. See Also
    1. Chest Pain Approach
  2. Pathophysiology
    1. Fatigue Fracture of lower ribs from repeated coughing
  3. Symptoms
    1. Pleuritic Chest Pain
      1. Accentuated by respiratory movements
  4. Signs
    1. Apply pressure on remote segment of the rib
      1. Causes Fracture site pain
  5. Differential Diagnosis
    1. Costochondritis
  6. Radiology: Rib XRay or Chest XRay
    1. Often normal despite Fracture

Cough fracture of ribs (C0567413)

Concepts Injury or Poisoning (T037)
SnomedCT 208107003, 208136003
English Cough fracture, Cough fracture of ribs, Cough fracture of ribs (disorder)
Spanish fractura de costillas por tos (trastorno), fractura de costillas por tos
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

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