Disease Information for Thoracic outlet syndrome

Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Acrocyanosis/Cyanosis extremities
Adsons maneuver abnormal
Brachial pulse decreased
Bruit, supraclavicular
Chest Pain
Dilated Arm Veins Unilateral
Jugular Vein Distension/Unilateral
Radial pulse Decreased/Absent
Subclavian bruit
Unequal blood pressures/different arms
Unequal radial pulses/decreased one side
Unilateral hand/fingers cold/pale
Unilateral livedo reticularis/extremity
Unilateral upper extremity Raynauds
Arm Pain
Arm pain at rest
Arm pain/inside arm/ulnar side
Arm symptoms worse with elevation
Axilla Pain
Bilateral arm edema
Bilateral Shoulder Muscle pain/Weakness
Edema of Arm
Edema of one arm
Edema Upper Extremity
Hand edema/swelling
Hand Pain and Swelling Unilateral
Hand pain and swelling/unilateral
Hand Pains
Hand/Wrist Pain Unilateral
Nocturnal hand pains
Palmar Edema
Palmar Swelling
Puffy wrists
Swelling hands/morning
Swollen Limb
Thoracic costoclavicular maneuver sign/positive
Thoracic outlet hyperabduction sign/positive
Unilateral arm swelling
Unilateral Arm Swelling in Children
Unilateral Arm Swelling in Elderly
Unilateral arm symptoms
Unilateral Forearm Pain
Unilateral Hand Pain
Unilateral Palmar Pain
Unilateral Palmar Swelling
Unilateral positionally altered arm symp.
Unilateral upper extremity/ischemia signs/symptoms
Upper extremity pains
Upper extremity swelling
C7/8 Radicular signs/symptoms
Cervicobrachial pain syndrome
Little finger dysesthesia/numbness
Numbness one hand
Transient limb paralysis/palsy
Chest pain/non-cardiac
Tender supraclavicular area
Neck and Arm Pain
Neck/Shoulder pain/stiffness
Shoulder pain
Shoulder pain/left
Shoulder pain/right
Wrist pain
Diagnostic Test Results
Angios/Aortogram, thoracic abnormal
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Brachial neuritis
Brachial plexus injury
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Cervical herniated disk
Cervical radiculitis
Pancoast tumor/syndrome
Raynaud's syndrome
Rotator cuff syndrome/shoulder
Rotator cuff tear/shoulder
Ulnar entrapment neuropathy
Ulnar neuropathy
Associated Disease & Complications
Brachial/axillary artery occlusion
Raynaud's syndrome
Thoracic outlet syndrome
Upper extremity ischemia
Disease Mechanism & Classification
CLASS/Axilla Area involvment/disorder (ex)
CLASS/Extremities/Digits/Hand feet disorder (category)
CLASS/Hand involvement/disorder (ex)
CLASS/Shoulder girdle/upper extremity involvement/disorder (ex)
CLASS/Upper extremity involvement/disorder (ex)
CLASS/Chest wall involvement/disorder (ex)
CLASS/Pulmonic (category)
Pathophysiology/Vasospastic dysfunction
PROCESS/Structural/anatomic/foreign body (category)
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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)-----------------------------


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