Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Treatment and Surgery at Cleveland Clinic
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Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is a term used to describe a group of disorders that occur when there is compression, injury, or irritation of the nerves and/or blood vessels (arteries and veins) in the lower neck and upper chest area.
The disorders caused by TOS are not well understood. Yet, it is known that when the blood vessels and/or nerves in the tight passageway of the thoracic outlet are abnormally compressed, they become irritated and can cause TOS.
To help you decide the best approach to take for treating your Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Cleveland Clinics Department of Vascular Surgery has produced a free downloadable thoracic outlet syndrome guide. The guide includes information on the following:
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