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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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. © 2009 Dahlin et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

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Dahlin, L. B., Backman, C., Düppe, H., Saito, H., Chemnitz, A., Abul-Kasim, K., & Maly, P. (2009). Compression of the lower trunk of the brachial plexus by a cervical rib in two adolescent girls: Case reports and surgical treatment. Journal of Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury, 4(1), 14. https://doi.org/10.1186/1749-7221-4-14

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