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          VOLUME 34 / ISSUE 4

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13 - Thoracic outlet Compression Syndrome

Mehmet Tezer, Mustafa Tekkeşin, O. Tuğrul Eren, Ünal Kuzgun

The compression of neurovascular structures in shoulder and upper extremities may come out by a local trauma or like in sportsmen by recurrent activities. Unusual actions of shoulders in sportsmen, make the normal structure pathologic and by compressing neurovascular structures, symptoms are defined. Signs and symptoms depend on the degree to which particular nerves and vascular structures are compromised and on the position of compression. Those symptoms are changeable from weakness to anesthesia of the limb, even though venous engorgement. According to compression of specific anatomic structure, special syndromes are occurred. The most important of those are thoracic outlet syndrome, venous thrombosis, axillery artery occlusion and quadrilateral space syndrome. The workers who are always using their arms above their heads or sportsmen should already examined based on differential diagnosis of neurovascular compression syndromes of shoulder if they had upper limb pain

Keywords: Shoulder, compression syndromes, thoracic outlet

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