Cervical Rib a Very Rare Cause of Secondary Raynaud's Phenomenon

Authors

  • MR Siddiqui Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medicine, Anwer Khan Modern Medical College, Dhaka
  • MS Mahbub FCPS Medicine Course, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka
  • T Mostafiz Intern Medical Officer, BIRDEM, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/akmmcj.v5i2.21133

Keywords:

Raynaud's phenomenon, Thoracic outlet syndrome, cervical rib, arterial complications

Abstract

Secondary Raynaud's phenomenon (or syndrome) due to thoracic outlet obstruction or syndrome (TOS) from cervical rib is very rare. Cervical rib occurs in only 1% of the general population. It is an uncommon cause for thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS). The clinical manifestations of thoracic outlet syndrome are mainly neurological. Arterial complications are rare and potentially severe. The authors report a case of a 30 year-old woman with left cervical rib that developed embolism in the subclavian artery, due to compression.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/akmmcj.v5i2.21133

Anwer Khan Modern Medical College Journal Vol. 5, No. 2: July 2014, Pages 49-50

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2014-12-03

How to Cite

Siddiqui, M., Mahbub, M., & Mostafiz, T. (2014). Cervical Rib a Very Rare Cause of Secondary Raynaud’s Phenomenon. Anwer Khan Modern Medical College Journal, 5(2), 49–50. https://doi.org/10.3329/akmmcj.v5i2.21133

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Case Reports