Venous thoracic outlet syndrome

John Blebea, Judy S. Blebea

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Venous thoracic outlet syndrome involves compression in the costoclavicular space and thrombosis of the subclavian vein inside a triangle bordered by the first rib, clavicle and the costoclavicular ligament. An understanding of the anatomical relationships and hemodynamics of this condition as well as appropriate imaging techniques is important for the proper diagnosis and treatment of this relatively rare syndrome. This article provides a concise, up-to-date review of venous thoracic outlet syndrome including its presentation, diagnosis, treatment options and a summary of current reporting standards.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102-112
Number of pages11
JournalItalian Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Diagnosis
  • Review
  • Therapeutics
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome


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