The prevalence of cervical ribs in a London population.

@article{Brewin2009ThePO,
  title={The prevalence of cervical ribs in a London population.},
  author={James Brewin and Martin Hill and Harold Ellis},
  journal={Clinical anatomy},
  year={2009},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={331-6}
}
Cervical ribs are an important cause of neurovascular compression at the thoracic outlet. Previous studies have shown the prevalence of cervical ribs to be between 0.05 and 3%, depending on the sex and race of the population studied. We examined 1,352 chest radiographs to determine the prevalence of cervical ribs in a London population of mixed sex and ethnicity. Our study found that the overall prevalence of cervical ribs was 0.74% with a higher rate in females compared with males (1.09 and 0… CONTINUE READING
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