Introduction: Thoracic outlet syndrome


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Thoracic outlet syndrome: Pinched shoulder/arm nerve.

Thoracic outlet syndrome: Thoracic outlet syndrome consists of symptoms caused by compression of the nerves in the brachial plexus (nerves that pass into the arms from the neck) or blood vessels. Patients may have pain in the shoulder, arm, or hand, or in all three locations. The hand pain is often most severe in the fourth and fifth fingers. The pain is aggravated by the use of the arm, and "fatigue" of the arm is often prominent. 1

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1. excerpt from NINDS Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Information Page: NINDS

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