Thoracic outlet syndrome: an overview

Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2008 May;69(5):260-3. doi: 10.12968/hmed.2008.69.5.29356.


Thoracic outlet syndrome is a non-specific label that encompasses the various presentations resulting from compression of neurovascular structures at the thoracic outlet. This overview focuses on its underlying aetiology and management.

MeSH terms

  • Decompression, Surgical / methods*
  • Humans
  • Physical Therapy Modalities*
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome / diagnosis
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome / etiology
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome / therapy*