Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

thoracic outlet syndrome

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
TOS: Tos involves the lower portion of the brachial plexus, where nerves from the neck pass through a tunnel into the chest on the way to the arm. The ple ... Read More
2
2 comments
2
2 thanks
Dr. Mark Soberman
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Compression: TOS is due to compression of the neurovascular structues of the thoracic outlet (subclavian vessels, brachial plexus) . The 1st rib, anterior and med ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Cooke
21 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Narrowing of space: Thoracic outlet syndrome is narrowng of the space between the first rib and the anterior scalene muscle. The axillary vein and artery and brachial pl ... Read More
1
1 comment
11
11 thanks
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Nerve and vascular: Nerves connecting the arm and the spinal cord pass into the chest through a tunnel termed the thoracic outlet. In close contact are blood vessels. T ... Read More
4
4 thanks
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience General Practice
Shoulder Pain: Thoracic outlet syndrome (tos) manifests as chromic shoulder pain, frequent episodes of arm going "to sleep" at night while reclined, and tingling and ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
31 years experience Cardiology
Usually yes: Yes, usully with surgery in severe symptomatic cases.
2
2 thanks
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Quite often: Several centers of expertise thruout the usa now exist with surgeons possessing great experience. Success rates are approaching 80-85 % in carefully ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Kubitz
19 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not necessarily.: Assuming that is correct diagnosis, this can commonly be helped with physical therapy. There may be necessity to consider surgical intervention for re ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Cooke
21 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Not very common: Three manisfestations: 1. Pinching of the artery leading to the arm and hand (most common) 2. Pinching of the vein leading to the arm and hand, re ... Read More
5
5 thanks
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Carter
39 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Surgery: Thoracic outlet surgery is done to remove pressure or compression of the nerve, artery, and vein going to the arm. This involves removing the first ri ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Thoracic outlet: Physiotherapy initially surgery if symptoms continue.
1
1 thank
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Clair
34 years experience Vascular Surgery
No specific test: Unfortunately, there is no specific "thoracic outlet syndrome test". There are a number of things that may lead your physician to consider this diagn ... Read More
3
3 thanks
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Clair
34 years experience Vascular Surgery
Pain, numbness: Thoracic outlet syndrome can affect the vein, artery or nerves of the arms. Symptoms can include swelling of the arms, (vein compression) pain or numb ... Read More
12
12 thanks
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
46 years experience Cardiology
Thoracic outlet: This is from compression of brachial plexus from first rib first try physical therapy before first rib removal if diagnosis has been confirmed.
3
3 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month