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Cervical Rib Syndrome MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Cervical Rib Syndrome
Tree Number(s)
C10.668.829.550.850.200
C14.907.863.200
C16.131.621.174
Unique ID
D002573
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002573
Scope Note
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)
Entry Term(s)
Anomalous Cervical Rib Syndrome
Cervical-Rib-Cervical-Band Syndrome
Naffziger Syndrome
Naffziger's Syndrome
NLM Classification #
WL 520
See Also
Cervical Rib
Public MeSH Note
1991; was see under THORACIC OUTLET SYNDROME 1983-90; was see under SCALENUS ANTICUS SYNDROME 1963-82
Online Note
search THORACIC OUTLET SYNDROME 1966-74
History Note
1991(1975); was see under THORACIC OUTLET SYNDROME 1983-90; was see under SCALENUS ANTICUS SYNDROME 1963-82
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2009/07/06
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