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Gaillard F, Bifid rib. Case study, Radiopaedia.org (Accessed on 07 Jun 2023) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-2678
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11 May 2008
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Bifid or forked ribs are uncommon. They are thought to occur in ~0.2% of the population.
Usually asymptomatic, they may cause musculoskeletal pain or intercostal nerve entrapment. If of the first rib, then they may be an uncommon cause of thoracic outlet syndrome.