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Feeling of extended bone on the right of neck, no pain or fever, seems to be congenital. Is treatment possible?

I feel bone extension on the right side of my neck when I feel my neck near the hollow part in the center, the right side bone is higher than the left up my neck. It does not feel like a lump, it feels like a bone extension on the right side of my neck.. No pain, no fever .. no mobility or shoulder issues. It s from birth. Treatment is possible in that case ?
Asked On : Thu, 18 Oct 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi there,

Thanks for your query.

From the available information provided by you, it is most likely an additional rib, called cervical rib- a congenital anomaly and is more common in females.

Presence of cervical rib is confirmed on chest X-ray.

There is nothing to worry about or need of surgical removal, as long as you have no problems in the right arm.

Consult your doctor and apprise him of my opinion. I am certain that he will agree with me, order required tests, and- based on the reports- will prescribe suitable/modified treatment as advised.

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Answered: Thu, 5 Dec 2013
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