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

Dahlin, Lars LU ; Backman, Clas; Düppe, Henrik LU ; Saito, Harukazu LU ; Chemnitz, Anette LU ; Abul-Kasim, Kasim LU and Maly, Pavel LU (2009) In Journal of Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury 4(Sep 6). p.14-14
Abstract
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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Journal of Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury
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Sep 6
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14 - 14
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BioMed Central
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  • PMID:19732463
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1749-7221
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10.1186/1749-7221-4-14
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English
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  author       = {Dahlin, Lars and Backman, Clas and Düppe, Henrik and Saito, Harukazu and Chemnitz, Anette and Abul-Kasim, Kasim and Maly, Pavel},
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  pages        = {14--14},
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  series       = {Journal of Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury},
  title        = {Compression of the lower trunk of the brachial plexus by a cervical rib in two adolescent girls: case reports and surgical treatment.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1749-7221-4-14},
  volume       = {4},
  year         = {2009},
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