Cough fracture: stress on the ribs

Sangara Narayanan Narayanasamy, Selvakumaran Selvaraju, Nirmalkumar Gopalakrishnan, Rakeshraj Elumala


Cough can be associated with many complications. In this article, we present an 18 year female presenting with cough related stress fracture of the ninth rib. The purpose of this paper is to call attention to an infrequent but possibly often unrecognized cause of pain in the chest of sudden onset and resembling dry pleurisy in its symptoms.


Cough fracture, Ribs, Chest pain

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