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What are symptoms of a cervical rib?

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In brief: Varies

Many people remain asymptomatic with a cervical rib.
The most severe complication is thoracic outlet syndrome caused by compression of the brachial plexus (weakness in affected arm) and/or subclavian artery (decreased pulses in affected arm).

In brief: Varies

Many people remain asymptomatic with a cervical rib.
The most severe complication is thoracic outlet syndrome caused by compression of the brachial plexus (weakness in affected arm) and/or subclavian artery (decreased pulses in affected arm).
Dr. Christopher Abel
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Dr. Lakhminder Sandhu
General Practice

In brief: Cervical rib

Cervical ribs are an anomaly that arise from the lowest cervical vertebrae .
Perhaps no more than 10% of people who have cervical ribs develop thoracic outlet syndrome and the syndrome may well occur in the absence of ribs. Thoracic outlet syndrome can present as wasting , weakness, numbness, tingling ,swelling and pain of hand or arm . http://patient.info/doctor/cervical-ribs-and-thoracic-outlet

In brief: Cervical rib

Cervical ribs are an anomaly that arise from the lowest cervical vertebrae .
Perhaps no more than 10% of people who have cervical ribs develop thoracic outlet syndrome and the syndrome may well occur in the absence of ribs. Thoracic outlet syndrome can present as wasting , weakness, numbness, tingling ,swelling and pain of hand or arm . http://patient.info/doctor/cervical-ribs-and-thoracic-outlet
Dr. Lakhminder Sandhu
Dr. Lakhminder Sandhu
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