Embryology of the thoracic outlet

R. Shane Tubbs, Mohammadali Mohajel Shoja

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Abstract

The thoracic outlet is the area in the lower neck traversed by the brachial plexus and subclavian vessels between the thorax and axilla. This dynamic space is formed by the first thoracic vertebra, first rib, and manubrium of the sternum. The thoracic outlet changes in volume with the movement of the upper limbs, thorax, and neck, is occupied by scalene and prevertebral muscles and fibrous structures, and is limited by osseous structures - the clavicle, first rib, and cervical vertebrae and transverse processes. During upper limb abduction, patients with thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) have been found to decrease the space of the outlet more compared to healthy individuals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThoracic Outlet Syndrome
PublisherSpringer London
Pages11-16
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781447143666
ISBN (Print)9781447143659
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Embryology
Thorax
Ribs
Upper Extremity
Neck
Manubrium
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Thoracic Vertebrae
Cervical Vertebrae
Clavicle
Sternum
Axilla
Brachial Plexus
Muscles

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Tubbs, R. S., & Mohajel Shoja, M. (2013). Embryology of the thoracic outlet. In Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (pp. 11-16). Springer London. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-4366-6_2

Embryology of the thoracic outlet. / Tubbs, R. Shane; Mohajel Shoja, Mohammadali.

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Springer London, 2013. p. 11-16.

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Tubbs, RS & Mohajel Shoja, M 2013, Embryology of the thoracic outlet. in Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Springer London, pp. 11-16. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-4366-6_2
Tubbs RS, Mohajel Shoja M. Embryology of the thoracic outlet. In Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Springer London. 2013. p. 11-16 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-4366-6_2
Tubbs, R. Shane ; Mohajel Shoja, Mohammadali. / Embryology of the thoracic outlet. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Springer London, 2013. pp. 11-16
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