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Are vascular conditions a common complication of thoracic outlet syndrome?

Are vascular conditions a common complication of thoracic outlet syndrome?

Yes: The thoracic outlet is notable for the presence of arteries, veins, and nerves. This outlet may be compressed to various degrees by various means (position, abnormal anatomy, tumor), impairing arterial blood supply to, or veinous drainage of, the arm. Also, there may be supply/drain complications to the brain. Symptoms include pain, swelling, numbness of the arm, and potentially lightheadedness. ...Read more

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Can carpal tunnel syndrome cause other medical problems?

Can carpal tunnel syndrome cause other medical problems?

Yes: Compression of the nerve to the hand causes atrophy of the hand muscles. This leads to weakness, poor performance by the hand and chronic pain. Chronic pain leads to medication overuse, depression and decrease motivation. ...Read more

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What other common or serious conditions mimic appendicitis?

What other common or serious conditions mimic appendicitis?

Several: Crohn's small bowel disease illeal lymphadenitis meckel's diverticulitis tubal disease in females diverticulitis pelvic inflammatory disease gonorrhea kidney stone on right many other items. ...Read more

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Is aortic dissection always a result of this syndrome, or are there other causes?

Is aortic dissection always a result of this syndrome, or are there other causes?

No: Certain syndromes such as eds, marfan, and turner predispose to aortic dissection but many other causes exist. A bicuspid aortic valve and recent valve surgery increase the risk of aortic dissection. Aortic dissection also tends to run in families (even if those family members don't have marfan or ehlers-danlos, or one of the other associated syndromes. ...Read more

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What causes turner syndrome, noonan syndrome, & the rare klippel-fell syndrome? What happens during fetal development that causes these conditions?

What causes turner syndrome, noonan syndrome, & the rare klippel-fell syndrome? What happens during fetal development that causes these conditions?

A genetic accident: During formation of the egg or sperm can leave out an x chromosome in either one. A fetus whose genetic make-up includes the germ cell missing a chr. X has turner syndrome. One of 8 different genetic mutations is passed on to a fetus by 1 parent or happens spontaneously to cause noonan syndrome. 2 related genetic mutations are passed on to the fetus by 1 parent to cause klippel-feil syndrome. ...Read more

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Can visible veins be a sign of other subtypes of ehlers-danlos syndrome besides the vascular subtype?

Can visible veins be a sign of other subtypes of ehlers-danlos syndrome besides the vascular subtype?

Can occur: Does not help in subtyping. Genetic testing his subtyped a variety of different patients with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. ...Read more

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What other problems can cause symptoms very similar to cubital tunnel syndrome?

What other problems can cause symptoms very similar to cubital tunnel syndrome?

Ulnar Nerve compress: Lower cervical nerve root compression Thoracic outlet syndrome Nerve tumor of the ulnar nerve or lower brachial plexus Ulnar Tunnel syndrome ...Read more

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Can poor circulation associated with thoracic outlet syndrome cause complications?

Can poor circulation associated with thoracic outlet syndrome cause complications?

RISKS: If you have experienced artery or vein compression due to tos, and possess a cervical rib, there is risk of possible local blood clotting, and, on rare occasions, strokes have occurred. Since this can be very complex, and may be benign or more dangerous, best to have a very experienced thoracic outlet surgeon evaluate the blood vessels fully. ...Read more

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What causes recurrent thoracic outlet syndrome and is it common?

What causes recurrent thoracic outlet syndrome and is it common?

Extra rib or injury: It is caused by pressure on the nerves veins and possibly arteries of the arm where the first rib and clavicle meet ...Read more

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Is lymphangioma associated with downs syndrome or any other genetic disorders?

Is lymphangioma associated with downs syndrome or any other genetic disorders?

Yes and No: About 70% 0f lymphangiomas are seen associatted with genetic syndromes. It is frequently seen in patients with turner syndrome (x0) & occasionally seen in down syndrome (trisomy 21) and others. It also occurs sporadicly in otherwise normal kids. The largest one i ever saw was locates over the trunk and side of a normal kid. ...Read more

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What causes Marfan syndrome?

What causes Marfan syndrome?

Genetic mutation: Marfan syndrome is caused by a gene mutation (in the fbn1 gene). A mutation leads to defective, weakened connective tissue throughout the body. Symptoms show up in the parts of the body where shape and structural integrity relies a lot on the weakened type of connective tissue. ...Read more

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What causes small heart syndrome?

What causes small heart syndrome?

Small heart syndrome: Chronic fatigue has been associated: read this: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18636530 ...Read more

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Could there be any relationship between progressive bilateral spondylolysis and ehlers-danlos syndrome? Several potential symptoms of hypermobility.

Could there be any relationship between progressive  bilateral spondylolysis and ehlers-danlos syndrome? Several potential symptoms of hypermobility.

Yes they could link: however, the E-D syndrome is not diagnosed based on this one finding. in the US, genetic medicine/ diagnostics could greatly help with this well-described syndrome. ...Read more

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Common symptoms of Marfan's syndrome?

Marfan Syndrome: There is significant variability in how marfan syndrome presents in people. Possibly symptoms include: tall height; long arms, legs, fingers & toes, heart murmur, curved spine, flat feet, nearsightedness & deformity of the breast bone. ...Read more

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What medical conditions are related to chronic fatigue syndrome?

What medical conditions are related to chronic fatigue syndrome?

See below: Cfs identifies a heterogeneous population of people in whom fatigue, pain, cognitive complaints and virus-like symptoms are the final common consequence of a variety of different causes. Most patients have had past or current psychiatric disorders such as depression. Postinfectious fatigue cases after mononucleosis, influenza, brucellosis, lyme disease and q fever are indistinguishable from cfs. ...Read more

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Other than als, pls, sma, and guillain barre syndrome, are there other causes of anterior horn cell death?

Other than als, pls, sma, and guillain barre syndrome, are there other causes of anterior horn cell death?

Not correct: Guillain-Barré syndrome is not caused by anterior horn cell death. Its other name is acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy or AIDP. If it were a motor neuron disease, you'd never get better, and most people do. ...Read more

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How is a diagnoses of chronic hyperventilation syndrome made? Doc has ruled out other causes of paresthesia thru testing.

How is a diagnoses of chronic hyperventilation syndrome made?  Doc has ruled out other causes of paresthesia thru testing.

Blood gases: In hyperventilaton syndrome chronic anxiety produces conscious or unconscious over breathing which blows off an excess of carbon dioxide. This produces what is called respiratory alkylosis in which the blood Ph becomes elevated, the blood gases show normal oxygen but decreased carbon dioxide. This can temporarily be helped by rebreathing in a paper or other bag which adds the lost carbon dioxide. ...Read more

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Severe hereditary condition of hidradenitis suppurativa can it be linked to any other medical condition/syndrome as the underlying cause of problem?

Severe hereditary condition of hidradenitis suppurativa can it be linked to any other medical condition/syndrome as the underlying cause of problem?

Hidradenitis : This condition results in inflammation of tge apocrine glands. Areas oftwn affected include: armpits, groin, and under breasts. It is not usually associated with other conditions. It is difficult to treat. ...Read more