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Cervicothoracic Outlet Syndrome VASCULAR COMPRESSION CAUSED BY CONGENITAL ABNORMALITY OF THORACIC RIBS A CASE REPORT
RICHARD S. SIEGEL; FELICIEN M. STEICHEN
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From the Department of Surgery and the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Lincoln Hospital, Bronx, New York
1967 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 1967 Sep 01;49(6):1187-1192
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Abstract

A patient with thoracic outlet syndrome secondary to an anomalous first rib forming a pseudarthrosis with the second rib is presented. A large infraclavicular mass was present which caused partial arterial compression and complete venous compression when the arm was abducted or flexed. This is believed to be the first report of venous occlusion associated with this particular bone abnormality.

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