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Heard dolly parton did this. What happens if you get rib removal?

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Dr. Benjamin Taylor
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In brief: Not sure she did

Im not sure if she did, but if you remove a rib, you are likely to have radiating pains around your torso from the nerve that runs right on the undersurface of the rib.
Rib removal is often done for lung cancer surgery or some spine surgery, but is not typically done for other causes now.

In brief: Not sure she did

Im not sure if she did, but if you remove a rib, you are likely to have radiating pains around your torso from the nerve that runs right on the undersurface of the rib.
Rib removal is often done for lung cancer surgery or some spine surgery, but is not typically done for other causes now.
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