thoracic outlet syndromes

thoracic outlet syndromes

A group of conditions in which nerves to the arm, or the SUBCLAVIAN ARTERY, are compressed or angulated by a CERVICAL RIB, an abnormal first rib, the edges of muscles in the region or by a band of tissue running from the side of the lowest neck vertebra to the first rib. The effects include pain, tingling and numbness in the arm and hand, on the little finger border, and weakness or even atrophy of the small muscles of the hand. Surgical treatment may be needed to relieve the pressure.
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Chapters on reconstructive procedures, birth palsies, and thoracic outlet syndromes have been substantially revised.
10% of patients having thoracic outlet syndrome were found to have cervical rib7.
Congenital anomalies associated with thoracic outlet syndrome.
Historical and anatomic perspectives on thoracic outlet syndrome.
Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) refers to compression of the neurovascular bundles at the point between the neck and axilla (1).
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Thoracic outlet syndrome, a common cause of upper limb and shoulder girdle pain and dysfunction, is often difficult to diagnose definitively, and may exist alone or in combination with other cumulative trauma disorders.
Carrel R, Hurst L: The relationship of thoracic outlet syndrome and carpal tunnel syndrome.

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