Review of arterial thoracic outlet syndrome with a report of five new instances.

@article{Sanders1991ReviewOA,
  title={Review of arterial thoracic outlet syndrome with a report of five new instances.},
  author={Richard J. Sanders and Christophe Haug},
  journal={Surgery, gynecology & obstetrics},
  year={1991},
  volume={173 5},
  pages={415-25}
}
Arterial damage, causing ischemia of the limb, occurs in less than 5 per cent of all instances of thoracic outlet syndrome. Arterial complications are usually associated with cervical ribs or rudimentary first ribs, but 12 per cent have occurred in patients with no osseous abnormality. The physiopathologic factors begin with compression of the subclavian artery which, in most patients, produces stenosis, poststenotic dilatation, formation of aneurysms and mural thrombosis. In other patients… CONTINUE READING
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