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Can a Broken Rib Cause Bruised Kidney?

09/11/2009

Question:

Can 2 broken ribs 18mos ago be the cause of spots on my kidney in recent CT scan and other tests?

Answer:

"Spots" is so vague that I would not feel comfortable giving a "yes/no" answer. I would say it is unlikely that broken ribs would impart any permanent kidney damage. But, you need to discuss the nature of the spots with your doctor.

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Response by:

Thomas   Zipp, MD Thomas Zipp, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University