What Causes Hypoplastic Ribs?

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Hypoplastic ribs are caused by a rib which fails to fully develop. This occurs while the fetus is in utero. Hypoplastic ribs are associated with insufficient lung expansion.
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I have my xray results and it states that my lower most rib pair is hypoplastic. Could that be the reason why I still have lower back pain at times?
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That means the rib isn't fully developed. It's seen in trisomy diseases such as trisomy 13 and Down's syndrome but it can also just be congenital. Source(s) Med Student.
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