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Monday, December 9, 2013
Can a Broken Rib Cause Bruised Kidney?
Can 2 broken ribs 18mos ago be the cause of spots on my kidney in recent CT scan and other tests?
"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.
Thomas Zipp, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University