TITLE

thoracic outlet compression syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2177
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "thoracic outlet compression syndrome" is presented. It refers to a syndrome caused by the compression of nerves in the neck. It is marked by brachial neuritis with or without vasomotor disturbance in the upper extremities.
ACCESSION #
21248510

 

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