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what is the difference between thoracic outlet syndrome and subclavain steal syndrome ?


it's Synonyms :-)


Are you sure, bozhenka? Here is my understand on them:

Subclavian steal syn cause vertebrobasilar insufficiency during vigorous use of upper extremity because of obstruction of the subclavian artery close to the vertebral artery.

Thoracic outlet syndrome cause compromise of the blood vessels or brachial plexus because of injuries or compression.

Correct me if no so. Thanks.


ya tess u r 100% correct


I agree with u tess,hence there will be difference in symptoms too .


From what I read, the main difference is the neurologic signs ( ataxia, visual problems) that accompany the SSS and not the TOS. Both have claudication of the arm with exercice. [Kaplan]

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