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3 year old baby, protruding rib on right side. X ray looked fine, referred for ultrasound. What could be this?

my 3 year old boy has a protruding rib on the right side, the doctor said it is his fifth anterior rib protruding, he had an x-ray 15 months ago and hospital said it seemed fine, but keep an eye on it and if it gets worse go back to gp. so i have and he has referred him for an ultra sound. So from that what do you think it could be? Should i be worried about it and what can be done.
Asked On : Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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Since there is a protruding rib on the right side by ultrasonography the doctor would be interested in knowing whether there is any abnormal mass or growth below the rib also the status of the liver and lungs below it.

Would like to know whether calcium studies were done because rickets can lead to protrusion of ribs.
Also if there is any pain at the site because osteochondritis can also lead to pain with swelling in the rib.

At present one will have to wait for the reports to confirm that the problem is only external and not originating from internal organs.
Take care.
Answered: Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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