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A Case of Compression of Subclavian Vessels by a Fractured Clavicle Treated by Excision of the First Rib.

Dash, Udaya N.; Handler, David
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery - American Volume: July 1960
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A case of compression of the subclavian vessels due to fracture of a clavicle is reported, and the pertinent literature is reviewed. Treatment by resection of the first rib, as described, gave a satisfactory result. The advantages and disadvantages of partial excision of the first rib versus clavicle are discussed.

Copyright 1960 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated

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