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Post-CPR Rib Fracture: Use the Correct Lens to Diagnose

Tony T Vempeny

Keywords : Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Chest X-ray, Computed tomography, Rib fracture, Ultrasonography

Citation Information : Vempeny TT. Post-CPR Rib Fracture: Use the Correct Lens to Diagnose. 2022; 1 (1):11-12.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-11006-0006

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 31-08-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


This case report highlights the importance of good quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The common injuries that can happen post-CPR. Significance of selecting the correct imaging modality for diagnosing rib fractures and limitations of routine chest X-ray (CXR). Undisplaced rib fractures are more common in post-CPR injuries than seen in thoracic trauma. A high index of suspicion and good clinical examination is the key to patient management.

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