rib within a rib sign

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rib within a rib sign

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rib within a rib sign

HAEMATOLOGY, IMAGING

A descriptive term for the double contour/parallel lines seen in the ribs on a plain chest film, which is linked to subcortical osteoporosis in patients with severe chronic thalassaemia. 

Synonyms Rib-in-a-rib appearance, rib-in-a-rib sign, rib-within-rib sign 

Reference Radiol Clin Biol. 1973;42(2):126-33. 

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