Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Behind and below your collarbone there is a small place called the thoracic outlet that houses the blood vessels and nerves that give function to your arm. Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) causes a wide variety of symptoms affecting the arm and hand. Symptoms often depend on the type of TOS you have; neurogenic (most common), venous and arterial (lest common). Patients with neurogenic TOS often experience pain, numbness/tingling and/or weakness in the hand and arm. Those with venous TOS have swelling and discoloration of the entire affected arm. Lastly, those with arterial TOS complain of pain, coldness and discoloration of the hand.

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To help determine whether or not you have TOS, Dr. Yashar may order one or more of the following tests: Pulse volume recordings, X-rays of the neck or shoulder, Doppler ultrasound, Nerve conduction velocity test, Computed tomography (CT) scan, Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), Venography, Arteriography.

The type of TOS you have will determine your treatment plan. Dr. Yashar will counsel you on all of your options available. Typically, TOS can be medically managed and does not require surgical intervention.

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