Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

  • Brandon S. Schwartz
  • Joshua M. Abzug
  • Dan A. Zlotolow
  • Scott H. Kozin
Reference work entry


Thoracic outlet syndrome is a condition related to the compression of neurovascular structures within the thoracic outlet, primarily the C8 and T1 nerve roots and/or the subclavian artery/vein. This chapter examines the epidemiology, pathoanatomy, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment options for thoracic outlet syndrome. Data from the pediatric literature is limited, and therefore information from the adult literature will be incorporated.


Brachial Plexus Subclavian Artery Fibrous Band Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Lower Trunk 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brandon S. Schwartz
    • 1
  • Joshua M. Abzug
    • 1
  • Dan A. Zlotolow
    • 2
  • Scott H. Kozin
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Maryland School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Shriners Hospitals for ChildrenPhiladelphiaUSA

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