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Excision of cervical rib


Excision of cervical rib is done to remove an extra rib in the cervical vertebra that is classified as a congenital abnormality. Sometimes, the excision process uses reconstruction of the arteries to relieve the symptoms of arterial compressions. After this procedure, patients will become fully-functional in a short time and have a spectacular recovery process. This is a permanent process and the risk of infection is low.