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Thoracic outlet syndrome

Thoracic outlet syndrome: Introduction

Thoracic outlet syndrome: Thoracic outlet syndrome consists of symptoms caused by compression of the nerves in the brachial plexus (nerves that pass into the arms from the ... more about Thoracic outlet syndrome.

Thoracic outlet syndrome: Pinched shoulder/arm nerve. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Thoracic outlet syndrome is available below.

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Prognosis for Thoracic outlet syndrome: Good. Most patients recover with treatment and time.

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Thoracic outlet syndrome consists of symptoms caused by compression of the nerves in the brachial plexus (nerves that pass into the arms from the neck) or blood vessels. Patients may have pain in the shoulder, arm, or hand, or in all three locations. The hand pain is often most severe in the fourth and fifth fingers. The pain is aggravated by the use of the arm, and "fatigue" of the arm is often prominent. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Thoracic outlet syndrome:

A neurovascular syndrome associated with compression of the BRACHIAL PLEXUS; SUBCLAVIAN ARTERY; and SUBCLAVIAN VEIN at the superior thoracic outlet. This may result from a variety of anomalies such as a cervical rib (CERVICAL RIB SYNDROME), anomalous fascial bands, and abnormalities of the origin or insertion of the anterior or medial scalene muscles. Clinical features may include pain in the shoulder and neck region which radiates into the arm, PARESIS or PARALYSIS of brachial plexus innervated muscles, PARESTHESIA, loss of sensation, reduction of arterial pulses in the affected extremity, ISCHEMIA, and EDEMA. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp214-5). - (Source - Diseases Database)

Tingling sensations in the fingers; caused by compression on a nerve supplying the arm - (Source - WordNet 2.1)


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