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A Journal on Heart and Vascular Diseases

Official Journal of the Italian Society of Angiology and Vascular Pathology
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Minerva Cardioangiologica 2016 December;64(6):635-41

language: English

Arterial thoracic outlet syndrome: rare and triggering

Umar SADAT 1, Melissa LOJA 2, Ammara USMAN 3, Julie A. FREISCHLAG 2, Kevin VARTY 1

1 Cambridge Vascular Unit, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, UK; 2 Davis School of Medicine, University of California, Sacramento, CA, USA; 3 University Department of Radiology, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, UK


Arterial thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is the least common type of TOS. Patient’s symptoms, clinical examination and duplex ultrasonography usually suffice in deciding patient’s management. Our proposed treatment strategies are based on the Scher classification. The choice of the procedure and approach should depend on surgeon’s experience and need for arterial reconstruction.

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