Cervical Rib Leading to Arterial Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Causing Gangrene and Necessitating Digital Amputation: A Case Report
Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is a syndrome caused by compression of subclavian vessels with/without brachial plexus involvement as it travels through the thoracic outlet. Cervical ribs are congenital anomalies with an incidence of 0.05% to 3% . Usually, they aren’t relevant clinically but it may cause TOS due to compression of subclavian vessels and/or brachial plexus by the rib itself or a fibrous band that connects the cervical rib to the first rib. Arterial compression is rare. Here we report a rare case of Thoracic outlet syndrome because of cervical rib leading to gangrenous changes of digits in a 40-year female.
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Copyright (c) 2021 Anas Ibrahim Delair, Aditya Seth, Ram Kumar Aiyappan, Sunayana, Ipanshu Malik, Sachin Kumar Sachdeva, Kumar Sachdeva, Gaurav Kumar Agrawal, Aksha Mohan Garg
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