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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2011, Article ID 163792, 2 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/163792
Case Report

Isolated Cervical Rib Fracture: A Rare Etiology of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

1Department of General and Minimal Invasive Surgery, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, 190011 Srinagar, J&K, India
2Department of General Surgery, Government Medical College, Srinagar, J&K, India
3Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, 190011 Srinagar, J&K, India

Received 17 July 2011; Accepted 23 August 2011

Academic Editor: J. M. Bernal

Copyright © 2011 Rayees Ahmad Dar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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