Disease Information for Cervical rib syndrome

Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Acrocyanosis/Cyanosis extremities
Adsons maneuver abnormal
Radial pulse Decreased/Absent
Subclavian bruit
Unequal radial pulses/decreased one side
Unilateral upper extremity Raynauds
Arm Pain
Arm pain/inside arm/ulnar side
Thoracic costoclavicular maneuver sign/positive
Thoracic outlet hyperabduction sign/positive
Unilateral arm swelling
Unilateral Arm Swelling in Elderly
Unilateral arm symptoms
Unilateral positionally altered arm symp.
Upper extremity pains
Arm pain/worsened by head movement
C7/8 Radicular signs/symptoms
Cervicobrachial pain syndrome
Little finger dysesthesia/numbness
Numbness one hand
Spasms in Neck
Neck and Arm Pain
Neck pain
Neck/Shoulder pain/stiffness
Shoulder pain
Neck/throat pain/anterior
Diagnostic Test Results
Xray/Cervical spine abnormal
Xray/Spine Abnormal
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Buergers/thromboangiitis obliterans
Cervical herniated disk
Sprained neck/Whiplash
Thoracic outlet syndrome
Associated Disease & Complications
Raynaud's syndrome
Thoracic outlet syndrome
Upper extremity ischemia
Disease Mechanism & Classification
CLASS/Upper extremity involvement/disorder (ex)
CLASS/Axial skeletal involvement/disorder (ex)
CLASS/Cervical spine disorder (ex)
CLASS/Skeletal (category)
PROCESS/Structural/anatomic/foreign body (category)

A condition associated with compression of the BRACHIAL PLEXUS; SUBCLAVIAN ARTERY; and SUBCLAVIAN VEIN at the thoracic outlet and caused by a complete or incomplete anomalous cervical rib or fascial band connecting the tip of a cervical rib with the first thoracic rib. Clinical manifestations may include pain in the neck and shoulder which radiates into the upper extremity, PARESIS or PARALYSIS of brachial plexus innervated muscles; sensory loss; PARESTHESIAS; ISCHEMIA; and EDEMA. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p214)


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