Clinical Presentation of Cervical Ribs in the Pediatric Population

Department of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO. Electronic address: .
The Journal of pediatrics (Impact Factor: 3.79). 12/2012; 162(3). DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.10.048
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Cervical ribs may cause thoracic outlet syndrome in adults, but symptoms are poorly described in children. In our series, 88.8% of the 322 children were asymptomatic. The most common symptoms were neck mass and pain. Useful diagnostic tools were cervical spine and chest radiographs. Differential diagnosis of a supraclavicular mass includes cervical ribs.

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