Isolated Cervical Rib Fracture

Ganesh S. Kamath, Shirish Borkar, Aman Chauhan, Bedjirgi Chidanand, Nitin Kashyap, Raj Warrier

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Isolated fracture of a cervical rib is a very rare entity. Cervical rib fracture due to heavy backpack usage is a new occupational hazard for students. Cervical rib fracture usually presents as a painless swelling or as thoracic outlet syndrome. We report two patients with cervical rib fractures, one of them secondary to backpack usage, and review the available literature.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 01-06-2010


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Kamath, G. S., Borkar, S., Chauhan, A., Chidanand, B., Kashyap, N., & Warrier, R. (2010). Isolated Cervical Rib Fracture. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 89(6).