|Signs and Symptoms||Approximate number of patients (when available)|
|Abnormality of the ribs||50%|
While we were unable to find recurrence risk data that might help inform your loved ones of their risk for cervical rib and thoracic outlet syndrome, we do suggest that your family members let their healthcare provider know of their family medical history. The Surgeon General's Family History Initiative's Family Health Portrait Tool, may be a helpful resource. You can use this tool to collect, record, and share your family health history information.
Diagnosis may include nerve conduction studies, ultrasounds or MRI scans or computed tomographic imaging studies.The diagnosis of neurogenic TOS is especially difficult and may involve many exams, multiple specialist visits, and many different treatments. A number of disorders have symptoms similar to those of TOS, including rotator cuff injuries, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, complex regional pain syndrome, and tumors of the syrinx or spinal cord. These conditions must be ruled out, which may also be difficult.
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I had arterial thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) caused by having an additional cervical rib. I had cervical and 1st rib resection on the right and left. My Question: It's not common to have an extra cervical rib. Can my children have a higher chance of also having this rib which could lead to TOS for them? See answer