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What does cervical rib mean?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 6 years old. She always complains that she feels some pain in the back side of her neck. We have checked with an orthopedician. From her x-ray, he said that this is due to cervical rib, an extra bone in the neck. Please suggest regarding this.  Read Full »


Dr. Shakti A. Goel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Cervical rib is an extra rib above the first rib. Nothing needs to be done as of now and she needs to be reassured. If the rib causes serious problems like arterial compression or nerve pressure in the future, then it can be removed by surgical methods. As of now, I would...  Read Full »

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