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Case Reports in Radiology
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 6723632, 4 pages
Case Report

Fractured Ribs and the CT Funky Fat Sign of Diaphragmatic Rupture

1University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Radiology Suite 200 East Wing, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
2University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA

Received 19 April 2016; Accepted 9 June 2016

Academic Editor: Salah D. Qanadli

Copyright © 2016 Iclal Ocak and Diane C. Strollo. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Traumatic diaphragmatic rupture remains a diagnostic challenge for both radiologists and surgeons. In recent years, multidetector CT has markedly improved the diagnosis of diaphragmatic injury in polytrauma patients. Herein, we describe two cases of subacute presentation of traumatic diaphragmatic rupture from a penetrating rib fracture and subsequent intrathoracic herniation of omental fat, representing the CT “funky fat” sign.