rib notching

Rib notching refers to deformation of the superior or inferior surface of the rib. It can affect a single rib (from trauma or solitary masses e.g. schwannoma) or can affect multiple ribs.

Differential diagnosis

The differentials differ according to whether it is the superior or inferior surface that is notched.

Superior rib notching
Inferior rib notching (Roesler sign)
Superior and inferior rib notching