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11 Possible Causes for Downward Sloping Ribs

  • Primrose Syndrome

    Abstract Primrose syndrome is a unique condition of intellectual disability, dysmorphic facial features, and specific minor abnormalities including large calcified ear auricles. Only six patients have been previously reported. We describe a Brazilian boy with the striking similar facies and the main clinical findings that[…][doi.org]

  • Spondylo-Megaepiphyseal-Metaphyseal Dysplasia

    The downward sloping or tented appearance of the ribs was distinctive. A diagnosis of SMMD was made on clinical and radiological grounds.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] sloping or tented appearance of the ribs were suggestive of very early cervical cord compression leading to perinatal mortality.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Although no neuroradiologic imaging could be performed, the findings of clubfoot, neuromuscular respiratory insufficiency requiring invasive mechanical ventilation and downward[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Respiratory Muscle Paralysis

    The downward slope of the rib ensures that, in elevation, the sternum moves upward and forward, increasing the anteroposterior diameter of the thorax.[dartmouth.edu] Movement at costovertebral joints 2 to 6 about a side-to-side axis results in raising and lowering the sternal end of the rib, the "pump-handle" movement (fig. 20-7 ).[dartmouth.edu]

  • Congenital Unilateral Pulmonary Hypoplasia

    , a bell-shaped thorax, downward sloping ribs, pneumothorax or pneumomediastinum. 2,3,32 Pulmonary perfusion scintigraphy and chest computed tomography are very useful in[analesdepediatria.org] […] incidence of secondary pulmonary hypertension. 15,30,31 After birth, PH may be suspected when plain radiography findings include diaphragmatic domes elevated up to the seventh rib[analesdepediatria.org]

  • Cardiomegaly on Chest X-ray

    […] the difference between anterior and posterior ribs on the CXR, remember that posterior ribs slope downward to form the costovertebral angle.[nursingcenter.com] The anterior ribs appear more horizontal. 4 When reviewing the ribs and other bones, examine the intercostal spaces for symmetry.[nursingcenter.com] Sometimes turning the CXR on its side can help make rib fractures easier to see. 8 On a CXR with maximum inspiration, expect to see 9 to 10 posterior ribs. 2 In order to tell[nursingcenter.com]

  • Lytic Bone Lesion

    Her rib morphology was abnormal, with a narrow thorax and the posterior ends of the ribs sloping downwards anteriorly.[nature.com]

  • Congenital Pulmonary Hypoplasia

    , a bell-shaped thorax, downward sloping ribs, pneumothorax or pneumomediastinum. 2,3,32 Pulmonary perfusion scintigraphy and chest computed tomography are very useful in[analesdepediatria.org] […] incidence of secondary pulmonary hypertension. 15,30,31 After birth, PH may be suspected when plain radiography findings include diaphragmatic domes elevated up to the seventh rib[analesdepediatria.org]

  • Mediastinitis

    The sides of the chest wall consist of the upper 10 ribs, which slope obliquely downward from their posterior attachments.[accessmedicine.mhmedical.com] The posterior chest wall is formed by the twelve thoracic vertebrae, their transverse processes, and the 12 ribs ( Figure 18–1 ).[accessmedicine.mhmedical.com] The first seven pairs of ribs articulate directly with the sternum, the next three pairs connect to the lower border of the preceding rib, and the last two terminate in the[accessmedicine.mhmedical.com]

  • Mediastinal Hernia

    The downward slope of the rib ensures that, in elevation, the sternum moves upward and forward, increasing the anteroposterior diameter of the thorax.[dartmouth.edu] Movement at costovertebral joints 2 to 6 about a side-to-side axis results in raising and lowering the sternal end of the rib, the "pump-handle" movement (fig. 20-7 ).[dartmouth.edu]

  • Congenitally Short Costocoracoid Ligament

    The lateral walls are formed by the ribs, which slope obliquely downward and forward; the posterior wall is made up of the 12 thoracic vertebrae and the ribs as far as their[intranet.tdmu.edu.ua] Its anterior wall is the shortest and is formed by the sternum and the anterior portions of the first 10 pairs of ribs, with their corresponding costal cartilages.[intranet.tdmu.edu.ua]

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