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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

  • By: David B. Bumpass, Francis H. Shen M.D. & Dino Samartzis D.Sc., M.Sc., Dip. E
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is the name given for a spectrum of symptoms caused by compression of the brachial nerve plexus, which innervates the arm, and the subclavian artery and vein that provide blood circulation to the arm. TOS is ...

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