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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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Thoracic outlet syndrome" returned 112 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Thoracic outlet syndrome: A case of scalene muscle hypertrophy in long-term follow-up of diagnosis of cervical discopathy].
 

Author(s): Damla Yürük, Güngör Enver Özgencil, Ahmet Yılmaz, Merve Hayriye Kocaoğlu, Sırrı Sinan Bilgin, İbrahim Aşık

Journal: Agri. 2016 Jul;28(3):158-161.

 

Described in this article is diagnosis and treatment of mixed type of thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) resulting from scalene muscle hypertrophy. Many diseases should be considered in the differential diagnosis to definitively diagnose this syndrome, and it is necessary to ask about ...

Last Updated: 4 Nov 2016

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Thoracic outlet syndrome.
 

Author(s): Derrick Y Tam, Mohammed Al-Omran

Journal: CMAJ. 2016 Nov;188(16):1179.

 

Last Updated: 29 Jun 2016

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Performance Metrics in Professional Baseball Pitchers before and after Surgical Treatment for Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.
 

Author(s): Robert W Thompson, Corey Dawkins, Chandu Vemuri, Michael W Mulholland, Tyler D Hadzinsky, Gregory J Pearl

Journal: Ann Vasc Surg. 2017 Feb;39():216-227.

 

High-performance throwing athletes may be susceptible to the development of neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (NTOS). This condition can be career-threatening but the outcomes of treatment for NTOS in elite athletes have not been well characterized. The purpose of this study was ...

Last Updated: 17 Sep 2016

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The terms "Thoracic outlet syndrome" returned 10 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Vascular Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.
 

Author(s): Mohamad Anas Hussain, Badr Aljabri, Mohammed Al-Omran

Journal: Semin. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg.. 2016 ;28(1):151-7.

 

Two distinct terms are used to describe vascular thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) depending on which structure is predominantly affected: venous TOS (due to subclavian vein compression) and arterial TOS (due to subclavian artery compression). Although the venous and arterial subtypes ...

Last Updated: 29 Aug 2016

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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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Study Assessing The "Best of" Radiotherapy vs the "Best of" Surgery in Patients With Oropharyngeal Carcinoma
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Oropharyngeal Cancer

 

Last Updated: 5 Dec 2016

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