JOURNAL ARTICLE

Slipping Rib Syndrome as Persistent Abdominal and Chest Pain

Juan Javier Bolaños-Vergaray, Francisco de la Gala García, Juan Carlos Obaya Rebollar, Maria Bové Alvarez
A & A Case Reports 2015 November 1, 5 (9): 167-8
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Slipping rib syndrome is an overlooked cause of persistent abdominal or chest pain. The etiology of this syndrome is not well understood, but the characteristic pain is from hypermobility of the false ribs. Although it is a diagnosis of exclusion, misdiagnosis may lead to an excessive workup. A simple clinical examination via the hooking maneuver is the most significant feature of its diagnosis. We describe the case of a 41-year-old woman with slipping rib syndrome.

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