The effectiveness of costal cartilage excision in children for slipping rib syndrome.
PURPOSE: Slipping rib syndrome (SRS) is an elusive diagnosis. Previous reports have been single cases or small series. We previously reported a small multicenter review with encouraging early results. We now describe our matured experience.
METHODS: This is a follow-up study of patients with SRS from 2006 to 2015. Included are 5 previously analyzed patients and 25 new patients. Patients were called to review current symptoms, course, and satisfaction.
RESULTS: From 2006 to 2015, 30 patients underwent 38 operations. Eight underwent re-operation. All had reproducible pain localized to the costal margin, 60% had a popping sensation, and 23% were bilateral. 86% were female. Median age of symptom onset was 14 (IQR 13.75-15) years, while median age at diagnosis was 16 (IQR 15-17). Contact was possible with 18/30 patients, and mean follow up time was 1.3years. 72% of those felt they were cured, and 44% rated satisfaction a 10/10 (mean 7.84). Of those not cured, all reported significant improvement.
CONCLUSIONS: Costal cartilage excision is an effective treatment for SRS and should be considered early in the workup of costal margin pain in a normally active population. Case Series with no Comparison Group - Level IV.
Journal of pediatric surgery
Adolescent; Cartilage Diseases; Costal Cartilage; Female; Follow-Up Studies; Humans; Joint Diseases; Male; Retrospective Studies; Ribs; Syndrome; Treatment Outcome
Cartilage excision; Costal cartilage; Pediatric; Slipping rib syndrome
Gould, Joanna L.; Rentea, Rebecca M.; Aguayo, Pablo; St Peter, Shawn D.; and Poola, Ashwini S., "The effectiveness of costal cartilage excision in children for slipping rib syndrome." (2016). Manuscripts, Articles, Book Chapters and Other Papers. 813.