cervical rib

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rib

 [rib]
any of the paired bones, 12 on either side, extending from the thoracic vertebrae toward the median line on the ventral aspect of the trunk, forming the major part of the thoracic skeleton. Called also costa. See anatomic Table of Bones in the Appendices.
abdominal r's (asternal r's) false ribs.
cervical rib a supernumerary rib arising from a cervical vertebra.
false r's the five lower ribs on either side, not attached directly to the sternum.
floating r's the two lower false ribs on either side, usually without ventral attachment.
slipping rib one whose attaching cartilage is repeatedly dislocated.
true r's the seven upper ribs on either side, attached to both vertebrae and sternum.
vertebral r's floating ribs.
vertebrocostal r's the three upper false ribs on either side, attached to vertebrae and costal cartilages.
vertebrosternal r's true ribs.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

cer·vi·cal rib

[MIM*117900]
[TA] a supernumerary rib articulating with a cervical vertebra, usually the seventh, but not reaching the sternum anteriorly.
See also: cervical rib syndrome.
Synonym(s): costa cervicalis [TA], costa colli [TA]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

cervical rib

A unilateral or bilateral congenital anomaly of the 1st thoracic rib or 7th cervical rib, affecting up to 0.5–1% of the population, 15% of whom have an associated thoracic outlet syndrome due to associated neural and arterial defects. Cervical ribs range from type I, a short bar extending from the transverse process, to type IV, a complete extra rib articulating with the sternum.
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cervical rib

A uni- or bilateral congenital anomaly of the 1st thoracic rib or 7th cervical rib, affecting up to 0.5–1% of the population, 15% of whom have an associated thoracic outlet syndrome–see there–due to associated neural and arterial defects; cervical ribs range from type I, a short bar extending from the transverse process to type IV, a complete extra rib articulating with the sternum.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

cer·vi·cal rib

(sĕr'vi-kăl rib) [TA]
A supernumerary rib articulating with a cervical vertebra, usually the seventh, but not reaching the sternum anteriorly.
See also: cervical rib syndrome
Synonym(s): costa cervicalis [TA] .
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

cervical rib

A short, floating, rudimentary rib attached to the lowest neck vertebra on one or both sides. In about 10% of cases the rib causes compression of arteries or nerves in the neck, leading to pain and tingling, or sometimes more serious effects, in the arm or hand.
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