Thoracic Outlet Syndrome


Thoracic outlet syndrome results from compression involving aspects of the neurovascular bundle between the scalene muscles and the first rib. Compression of these structures can result in pure neurogenic, vascular or a mixed neurovascular syndrome. The thoracic outlet can become compressed through hypertrophy of the scalene muscles from repetitive motion or as a result of congenital cervical ribs, as with our patient


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