What is the link between a? Cervical rib and thoracic outlet syndrome?

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).

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What does this mean: cervical rib and thoracic outlet syndrome?

Nerves are pinched. Thoracic outlet is the result of the big nerves and blood vessels in the neck and chest being pinched by the muscles and bones at the top of the rib cage as they exit towards the arms. A cervical rib is just one cause of this problem. It can be treated with physical therapy or surgery. Read more...

How do people do after first rib resection for thoracic outlet syndrome?

Symptoms improve. TOS surgery can provide good relief of referred symptoms; however, there are many variables. The severity of the condition prior to surgical release and the health of the patient. With an accurate diagnosis and good surgical technique without complication there is a good chance that symptoms related to TOS will resolve. Read more...

What percent of first rib resections are unsuccessful for thoracic outlet syndrome?

85%-90% success. These results suggest that surgical decompression can alleviate pain and quality of life in patients with a wide range of abnormalities at the thoracic outlet. Read more...