Thoracic outlet syndrome

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Thoracic outlet syndrome

Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) describes a group of conditions that are characterized by compression of the nerves, arteries, and veins in the lower neck and upper chest area. This can result in pain in the arms, shoulders, and neck. Currently, there is considerable disagreement about its diagnosis and treatment. A number of disorders have symptoms similar to those of TOS, including rotator cuff injuries, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, complex regional pain syndrome, and tumors of the syrinx or spinal cord. Symptoms of this condition vary depending on the type. The different types include neurogenic, venous, and arterial thoracic outlet syndrome. There are many different causes of TOC. Symptoms usually occur between 20 and 50 years of age.
 

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The terms "Thoracic outlet syndrome" returned 103 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Museum Image: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.
 

Author(s): Kunal Kumar, Stephanie Coulter, Benjamin Cheong

Journal: Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J. ;11(2):145.

 

Last Updated: 26 Aug 2015

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Neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome due to subclavius posticus muscle with dynamic brachial plexus compression: a case report.
 

Author(s): Julia Muellner, Alain Kaelin-Lang, Oliver Pfeiffer, Marwan Mohamed El-Koussy

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Neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome is an underestimated cause of brachial weakness and pain. The subclavius posticus muscle (SPM) is an aberrant muscle originating from the medial aspect of the first rib reaching to superior border of the scapula, which may cause, depending on its ...

Last Updated: 13 Aug 2015

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Managing pediatric thoracic outlet syndrome.
 

Author(s): Aierken Rehemutula, Li Zhang, Lin Chen, Desong Chen, Yudong Gu

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Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is largely overlooked in children and adolescents because the condition is not widely viewed as a pediatric disorder. This study aimed to clarify the causes, best treatment approaches, and prognosis for young patients with TOS.

Last Updated: 17 Apr 2015

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The terms "Thoracic outlet syndrome" returned 9 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Challenges in the treatment of thoracic outlet syndrome.
 

Author(s): Robert W Thompson

Journal: Tex Heart Inst J. 2012 ;39(6):842-3.

 

Last Updated: 10 Jan 2013

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A review of thoracic outlet syndrome and the possible role of botulinum toxin in the treatment of this syndrome.
 

Author(s): Jacqueline Mary Foley, Heather Finlayson, Andrew Travlos

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The objective of this paper is to discuss the classification, diagnosis, pathophysiology and management of Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS). Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is a complex entity that is characterized by different neurovascular signs and symptoms involving the upper limb. ...

Last Updated: 3 Dec 2012

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[Thoracic outlet syndrome].
 

Author(s): Raoudha Tekaya, Olfa Neji, Madiha Mahfoudhi, Chiraz Ben Hadj Yahia, Leila Abdelmoula, Lilia Chaabouni, Rafik Zouari

Journal: Tunis Med. 2011 Nov;89(11):809-13.

 

The thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is recognized as a cause of upper limb pain. It is often under-diagnosed and its frequency under-estimated by rheumatologists.

Last Updated: 19 Dec 2011

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Botulinum Toxin Injections for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 28 Jul 2011

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Study of Serum Levels of Oxidative Stress Markers in Ovarian Hyperstimulation Patients
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 24 Jul 2014

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Oxidative Stress and Bisphenol A (BPA) Impact With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Oxidative Stress; Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals; Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 4 Nov 2013

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