A 17-year-old girl with a small left hand: Thoracic outlet syndrome is on the agenda

ÖZÇAKAR L. , Malas F. U. , Erol O.

CLINICAL PEDIATRICS, vol.47, no.1, pp.80-82, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0009922807304564
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.80-82


Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) refers to the complex of clinical findings caused by compression of the neurovascular structures in the cervicoaxillary region. Despite the very well-known set of signs and symptoms, the disease may also display some "'funny turns" and may easily be misdiagnosed or underdiagnosed if the physician is not familiar with it. In this report, the possibility of a limb size difference in TOS is discussed in light of the relevant literature.