Disorders of the Cervical Spine by Eurig Jeffreys (Auth.)

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Man's pollution of his own environment is the most potent factor and such pollution may also induce genetic mutation (Wynn Davies, 1975; Gardner, O'Rahilly and Prolo, 1975; Wilson, 1973). The relative incidence of genetic or environmental causation is impossible to determine. It has been estimated that 25 per cent of developmental defects are of genetic origin, but with the rapid progress in genetic studies, this figure will undoubtedly rise. The inheritance of susceptibility to disease in later life has recently received much attention, and appears likely to change profoundly conventional thinking on connective tissue disease, for example.

The seventh vertebra is transitional and the presence of the rib is not surprising. 24a Myositis ossificans circumscripta - lateral view rise to subclavian artery thrombosis but is not a significant cause of pain down the arm. A fibrous band in the scalenus médius between the seventh transverse process and the first rib, the lowest trunk of the brachial plexus, can and does press on the nerve. Its division produces dramatic relief (Bonney, 1964; Bonney, 1976; Lloyd-Griffiths, 1964). Anomalies associated with multiple congenital deformities Although occasionally producing neurological changes the cervical spine anomalies associated with widespread congenital deformities are often but one curious item in a generalized system disorder.

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