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Manubriosternal dislocation type II associated with thoracic spine fracture: What can we learn from this?

N N M Razafimanjato, T D N Ravelomihary, N O N L H Rajaonarison, A Ahmad, H J L Rakotovao

Abstract


Traumatic dislocation of the manubriosternal joint is rare, and management correction requires an individualised decision. We report a case of a young female who suffered a type II manubriosternal dislocation with concomitant thoracic spine fracture, as a result of a motor vehicle accident. The mechanism and various therapeutic outcomes are discussed, and a review of the literature provided.


Authors' affiliations

N N M Razafimanjato, Thoracic Surgery Unit, Joseph Ravoahangy Andrianavalona Hospital and Faculty of Medicine, University of Antananarivo, Madagascar

T D N Ravelomihary, Imaging Medical Centre, Joseph Ravoahangy Andrianavalona Hospital and Faculty of Medicine, University of Antananarivo, Madagascar

N O N L H Rajaonarison, Imaging Medical Centre, Joseph Ravoahangy Andrianavalona Hospital and Faculty of Medicine, University of Antananarivo, Madagascar

A Ahmad, Imaging Medical Centre, Joseph Ravoahangy Andrianavalona Hospital and Faculty of Medicine, University of Antananarivo, Madagascar

H J L Rakotovao, Thoracic Surgery Unit, Joseph Ravoahangy Andrianavalona Hospital and Faculty of Medicine, University of Antananarivo, Madagascar

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African Journal of Thoracic and Critical Care Medicine 2019;25(3):127-129. DOI:10.7196/SARJ.2019.v25i3.005

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Date submitted: 2019-09-17
Date published: 2019-09-17

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