Pathways of care and treatment options for patients with neurogenic TOS

Robert W. Thompson, J. Westley Ohman, Jeanne A. Earley, Karen M. Henderson

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Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is a rare and complex group of disorders that may cause severe and disabling symptoms, and caring for patients with these conditions provides many challenges to health care providers. An organized, systematic, approach to the diagnosis and treatment of neurogenic TOS provides an opportunity for specialists to deliver patient-centered care to achieve optimal treatment results. This unique type of care is best delivered through the efforts of a multi-disciplinary team consisting of various specialists. In this chapter we focus on the care path for managing patients with a diagnosis of neurogenic TOS, as based on our experience at Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThoracic Outlet Syndrome
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783030550738
ISBN (Print)9783030550721
StatePublished - Jan 25 2021


  • Care path algorithms
  • Diagnosis
  • Differential diagnosis
  • Neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Pain management
  • Surgical treatment
  • Treatment options


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