Right cervical rib

Case contributed by Dr Derek Smith


Radiograph performed as part of sepsis screen.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male

Chest clear with normal cardiomediastinal contours.

Incidental C7 cervical ribs, larger on the right. 

Case Discussion

Incidental bilateral cervical ribs, larger on the right arising from C7. 

No symptoms in this case attributed to this normal variant, specifically subclavian venous obstruction or brachial plexus compression.

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Case information

rID: 50180
Published: 22nd Dec 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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