Slipping rib syndrome in childhood.

  title={Slipping rib syndrome in childhood.},
  author={David Patrick Mooney and Nicholas A. Shorter},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  volume={32 7},
Slipping rib syndrome is an unusual cause of lower chest and upper abdominal pain in children not mentioned in major pediatric surgical texts. The syndrome occurs when the medial fibrous attachments of the eighth, ninth, or tenth ribs are inadequate or ruptured, allowing their cartilage tip to slip superiorly and impinge on the intervening intercostal nerve. This may cause a variety of somatic and visceral complaints. Although the diagnosis may be made based on history and physical examination… CONTINUE READING