Edema on the ribs

Author: Rudenko M.G.

It happens that a person can find in himselfribs, some kind of condensation that can plunge him into confusion and fear. As a rule, finding yourself or your relatives different kinds of seals in the rib area, you should always consult a doctor, so that he ordered a detailed examination. Precisely, having passed such inspection, it will be possible to tell with full confidence, what is this consolidation.

So that we start to consider possiblereasons for the formation of rib seals, a little plunge into the anatomy. So it will be easier for you to understand. It is clear that the main part here is occupied by ribs, which consist of bone and cartilaginous tissue. From the spine, the rib starts as a bone, and closer to the sternum passes into a cartilaginous tissue, which can be a source of compaction. On the rib from below there is a furrow, in which the vessels and nerves pass. Between the ribs there may be lymphatic vessels and lymph nodes. If the compaction is in the lower part of the thorax - make sure that these are not false ribs. This is the anatomy of this area. Now we can safely talk about the causal factors of various seals on the ribs. You understand that the source can be not only the edge itself.

Bone tissue consists of several layers of cells,the lowest of them is the growth layer. It consists of cambial cells, in other words they are called germ cells (osteoblasts). There are also osteoclasts in bone tissue that destroy the excess of bone tissue. If there is an imbalance between osteoblasts and osteoclasts with a predominance of the first, then different bone tumors may form. And if this disorder has occurred from the bone tissue of the ribs, then you will define it as an ossification on the rib. Tumors can be either benign or malignant. The final diagnosis can be made only after a morphological study (a biopsy is taken - a piece of bone and examined under a microscope). In this case, immediately it is necessary to go to the oncologist, who will help to understand. Perhaps an oncologist will make sure that this is a bruise of the ribs and do not worry about it.

The next causative factor is transferred tochildhood rickets. In the region of the ribs, the so-called rachitic rosaries are formed. This is a thickening of the ribs in the area of ​​cartilaginous connectivity with bone tissue. They are associated with a pronounced formation of cartilaginous tissue with a lack of vitamin D. With age, the cartilaginous tissue ossifies, and these areas become very dense, located on either side of the sternum. In thin people they can even just be seen with an eye, not feeling. To diagnose the effects of rickets and as a consequence of thickening on the ribs, a careful examination is enough when you can see other manifestations of this disease. It can be a tower skull, saber-like shins, etc.

Also, thickening on the ribs can formafter traumatic damage to the ribs, when there was some kind of crack, a small fracture, damage to the cartilage, and there was no treatment for the traumatologist. About what to do with a broken ribs everyone in the course and there is no point in stopping.

There are no voids in the body. Any void he tries to fill with a cloth that prevails in this area. So, excessive regeneration, i.e. the formation of bone tissue will lead to the formation of exostosis, which will be defined as a seal on the rib. This happens when you overlook the signs of a cracked rib.

Cartilage tissue located in the anterior partribs, can be inflamed. The inflammatory process affects the perichondrium, and the disease itself is called perichondritis. Sealing on the edge is a swelling of the perichondrium. This compaction is very painful when touching. If the process is chronic, it ossifies and then acquires a dense consistency and becomes already only slightly sensitive.

Another cause of compaction in the rib areathere may be neurinoma of the intercostal nerves. She also has a sharp soreness, both with a touch, and in a calm state. There may be paresthesia in this area (crawling craw) and other neurological symptoms.

These are the main causes of seals on the rib.

author: doctor Buren'kova NV

There are situations when a person gropes for himselfany seals between the ribs. This can frighten, cause some anxiety and become one of the reasons for an early call for a doctor for examination and treatment. We'll talk about what causes the seals between the ribs and the tactics of treatment.

author: pediatrician Zheludkov AS

Condensation in the chest in children can occurfor different reasons. The cause may be tumor growth (more often fibroadenoma). In girls, compaction (telarhex) in the breast can be the result of premature onset of the activity of the genital organs (ovaries). However, of particular interest is the increase in breast gland - gynecomastia.

author: doctor Patwakanyan Nana

Compaction in the breast is the resultantsingle or multiple nodes, knobs, or other changes in the mammary gland. May be accompanied by painful sensations, secretions from the nipples, external changes in the breast. Seals can be both physiological and pathological. Also can be observed not only in women, but also in men and children.

Author: doctor Cazonova O.I.

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Author: doctor Martynenko O.V.

The human thorax consists of 12 pairs of ribs,7 of them are called true, since they are attached to the sternum, 3 pairs are joined together by cartilage and the last two are called floating. The main function of the chest is to protect the internal organs from damage. Sometimes, in the neck area, an additional rib is found, which is more often one-sided.

Author: surgeon Yurevich VV

Abdominal pain is one of the most commonpatient complaints around the world. Of these, a considerable amount complains that the abdomen hurts under the ribs. Pain in the abdomen, especially acute, is always a very worrying symptom. Speaking of abdominal pains under the ribs, one should distinguish between abdominal pain in surgical diseases and pain in non-surgical diseases of internal organs.

author: pediatrist Salomykova EV

Intercostal neuralgia is a neurological disease that affects the peripheral nerves. In childhood, this pathology is infrequent.