Formosan Journal of Surgery

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 229--231

Slipping rib syndrome: A neglected cause of hypochondrial pain


Yasser Ali Kamal 
 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Minia University, El-Minya, Egypt

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Dr. Yasser Ali Kamal
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Minia University, El-Minya, 61519
Egypt

Slipping rib syndrome (SRS) is an under-recognized cause of lower chest and upper abdominal pain. We described this rare condition in a 27-year-old female with chronic right hypochondrial pain. The condition was initially diagnosed as irritable bowel. Extensive imaging studies and laboratory investigations failed to determine the underlying cause of pain for 2 years. The diagnosis was made clinically by hooking maneuver and on ultrasound. After the failure of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs therapy and intercostal nerve block to improve symptoms, surgical resection of the anterior end of the free-floating right 10th rib was performed. Awareness of SRS can help rapid diagnosis and treatment of a benign cause of abdominal upper quadrant pain.


How to cite this article:
Kamal YA. Slipping rib syndrome: A neglected cause of hypochondrial pain.Formos J Surg 2019;52:229-231


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Kamal YA. Slipping rib syndrome: A neglected cause of hypochondrial pain. Formos J Surg [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Feb 25 ];52:229-231
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