Familial predisposition of thoracic outlet syndrome: does a familial syndrome exist? Report of cases and review of literature

Jens Goeteyn (Corresponding author), Niels Pesser, Bart van Nuenen, Marc van Sambeek, Joep Teijink

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Abstract

Introduction: Neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (NTOS) is caused by compression of the brachial plexus. The clinical presentation of NTOS is characterized by symptoms of pain, paresthesia, numbness or muscle weakness in the neck, arm or hand. Methods: In this case report, five patients were diagnosed with NTOS. They all had a first degree relative with NTOS as well. Conlusions: These cases show familial predisposition in thoracic outlet syndrome. Could a form of familial TOS exist?.

Original languageEnglish
JournalActa Chirurgica Belgica
VolumeXX
Issue numberXX
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 11 Oct 2019

Keywords

  • familial predisposition of TOS
  • Neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (NTOS)
  • thoracic outlet decompression (TOD)

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