The significance of cervical ribs in thoracic outlet syndrome.

  title={The significance of cervical ribs in thoracic outlet syndrome.},
  author={Kevin Zou Chang and Kendall C Likes and Kylie A Davis and Jasmine Demos and Julie Ann Freischlag},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  volume={57 3},
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to review our operative experience in patients with thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) resulting from cervical ribs causing clinical symptoms. METHODS This study is a retrospective review of a prospectively acquired database of patients with TOS treated with first rib resection and scalenectomy with or without cervical rib resection at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. RESULTS Between October 2003 and June 2011, a total of 23 cervical rib resections… CONTINUE READING
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