Compression of the lower trunk of the brachial plexus by a cervical rib in two adolescent girls: case reports and surgical treatment.

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ABSTRACT: Presence of a cervical rib in children is extremely rare, particularly when symptoms of compression of the lower trunk of the brachial plexus occur. We present two cases with such a condition, where two young girls, 11 and 16 years of age were treated by resection of the cervical rib after a supraclavicular exploration of the lower trunk of the brachial plexus. The procedure led to successful results, objectively verified with tests in a work simulator, at one year follow-up.

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  • Surgery
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14
JournalJournal of Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury
Volume4
Issue numberSep 6
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Hand Surgery Research Group (013241910), Reconstructive Surgery (013240300), Medical Radiology Unit (013241410)