Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is a rare clinical entity with many etiologies. Venous thoracic outlet syndrome (VTOS), also called Paget-Schroetter syndrome (PSS), is a primary "effort" thrombosis. Here we will focus on the pathophysiology, anatomy, clinical presentation, treatments, and outcomes of VTOS. Treatment involves anticoagulation, catheter-directed thrombolysis, and surgical decompression. Early diagnosis and treatment can improve symptoms and quality of life.
- Deep vein thromboses (DVT)
- Paget-Schroetter syndrome (PSS)
- Venous thoracic outlet syndrome (VTOS)
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine