Nine-year follow-up of a patient with Thoracic outlet syndrome and Paget-Schroetter syndrome

Guven S. C., Ozcakar L., Cuni B., Aksoyek A. I., Caglayan G., Kaymak B.

West Indian Medical Journal, vol.65, no.2, pp.412-414, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 65 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.7727/wimj.2014.239
  • Journal Name: West Indian Medical Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.412-414
  • Keywords: Paget-Schroetter syndrome, subclavian thrombosis, surgery, thoracic outlet syndrome, VEIN-THROMBOSIS
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is a challenging clinical condition with regards to its diagnosis and treatment. Its management may turn out to be challenging a case when an adverse complication such as Paget-Schroetter syndrome (PSS) also co-exists. Herein, we report a nine-year follow-up of a patient with TOS (a 41-year old cardiovascular surgeon) who had suffered multiple PSS episodes and repeat TOS surgeries. In essence, we want to highlight the diverse clinical indings of TOS and discuss its management in light of the relevant literature.