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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.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences, Hand Surgery.
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2009 (English)In: Journal of brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injury, ISSN 1749-7221, Vol. 4, 14- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

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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BioMed Central , 2009. Vol. 4, 14- p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-35395DOI: 10.1186/1749-7221-4-14PubMedID: 19732463OAI: diva2:344027
Available from: 2010-08-17 Created: 2010-08-17 Last updated: 2010-12-14Bibliographically approved

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