Japanese Journal of Neurosurgery
Online ISSN : 2187-3100
Print ISSN : 0917-950X
ISSN-L : 0917-950X
Surgical Management for Cervical Rib Syndrome: A Case Report
Jun HaradaMichiharu NishijimaShinjitsu NishimuraMasanori KurimotoShunro Endo
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2009 Volume 18 Issue 8 Pages 614-618


Cervical ribs are usually an incidental congenital anomaly. Symptomatic cervical rib cases are rare. We experienced a case of thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) caused by cervical rib. A 20-year-old male presenting with pain, paresthesia and weakness the of neck, right shoulder and arm was admitted to our hospital. This case was diagnosed as TOS caused by cervical rib by physical and radiological examination. This patient underwent cervical rib resection, and his preoperative symptoms disappeared. We discussed surgical treatment for symptomatic cervical rib with an investigation of the literature.

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