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First Rib Resection Surgery for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre, Royal Columbian Hospital) [English] Permalink Public

You are having surgery (an operation) to relieve the pressure in your neck on your nerves and/or blood vessels that go into your arm. This booklet describes the surgery and recovery. COMPANION MATERIAL: Exercises After 1st Rib Surgery (266643) (English) Colour

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Body Location:
  • Blood, Heart and Circulation,
  • Bones, Joints, and Muscles,
  • Brain and Nerves
Diagnosis and Therapy:
  • Surgery and Procedures
Disorders and Conditions:
  • Pain,
  • Surgery
  • Shoulder,
  • Compression,
  • Recovery,
  • Surgery,
  • Post-op,
  • Nerve,
  • Vein,
  • Resection,
  • Ribs,
  • Clavicle,
  • Syndrome,
  • Surgeon,
  • Vascular,
  • Thoracic,
  • Arteries,
  • Outlet,
  • Armpit,
  • Neck,
  • First
  • Adults
  • Surgical Services
Revision Date:
February 03, 2021
Frankel Cardiovascular Center. (2017). Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Post-Op Instructions. Michigan Medicine. (
Reproduction Rights:
Anatomy image BruceBlaus, CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons; All other images © Fraser Health Authority
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