arterial thoracic outlet syndrome

ar·te·ri·al tho·rac·ic out·let syn·drome

a rare disorder caused by compression of the subclavian artery (with resultant poststenotic dilation) by a fully formed cervical rib or an abnormal first thoracic rib; thrombi form in the dilated distal arterial segment, and distal limb ischemia may occur as a result of thromboembolic events.
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Clinical presentation and management of arterial thoracic outlet syndrome. J Vasc Surg.
Cerebral embolic stroke and arm ischemia in a teenager with arterial thoracic outlet syndrome: a case report.
In this case report, we describe a rare clinical situation of acute arterial thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) after osteosynthesis, using an intramedullary Knowles pin, to treat nonunion of a midshaft clavicular fracture.
We report an arterial thoracic outlet syndrome case where totally endoscopic video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) was successfully used with excellent result.
Arterial thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) accounts for 1% of all TOS [1].