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Does thoracic outlet syndrome also include lower facial tingling?

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Dr. Gary Wang
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: No.

The thoracic outlet syndrome it self was found not a appropriate diagnosis most of the time.
Lower facial is innervated by C2-3 nerve root, thoracic outlet syndrome usually bothering the nerves innervated by C8-t1.

In brief: No.

The thoracic outlet syndrome it self was found not a appropriate diagnosis most of the time.
Lower facial is innervated by C2-3 nerve root, thoracic outlet syndrome usually bothering the nerves innervated by C8-t1.
Dr. Gary Wang
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Dr. Robert Fietsam
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No. CN 7

The platysma is innervated by the cervical branch of the facial nerve see any number seven.
Thoracic outlet syndrome affects the brachioplexus which is more peripheral location

In brief: No. CN 7

The platysma is innervated by the cervical branch of the facial nerve see any number seven.
Thoracic outlet syndrome affects the brachioplexus which is more peripheral location
Dr. Robert Fietsam
Dr. Robert Fietsam
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In brief: Usually not

But if consistent symptom relationship, might wonder about a lesion in the brainstem or upper spinal canal instead.

In brief: Usually not

But if consistent symptom relationship, might wonder about a lesion in the brainstem or upper spinal canal instead.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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