Surgical treatment of the 'slipping rib syndrome'.

  title={Surgical treatment of the 'slipping rib syndrome'.},
  author={Graham Paul Copeland and Daniel Machin and J M Shennan},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  volume={71 7},
This review seeks to draw attention to the existence of the 'slipping rib syndrome' as a not uncommon clinical entity. It is characterized by trunk pain in a radicular distribution, often related to certain movements or activity, but not associated with other visceral symptoms. The diagnosis is a clinical one, with surgical excision of the affected rib and costal cartilage a successful simple treatment for relieving those patients of a severe and persistent pain syndrome. 

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