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Brachial plexus lipomata presenting with neurogenic and venous thoracic outlet syndrome: case reports and review of the literature.
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PMID:  24858587     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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INTRODUCTION: Compression of the brachial plexus causing neurogenic symptoms is involved in the majority of cases referred to vascular surgeons for consideration of treatment of thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS). The causative factor of the compression can be difficult to diagnose with multiple pathologies implicated.
CASE REPORT: We present two rare cases of supraclavicular lipomata causing compression of the neurovascular structures in the thoracic outlet. The only 6 other cases of brachial plexus lipomata were described to our knowledge in the literature worldwide.
CONCLUSION: We highlight that there are a small number of neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (N-TOS) cases where the causative pathology can be successfully managed by surgery with expectation of a good recovery.
Authors:
Smilen Kuyumdzhiev; Michael Lewis Wall; Radu Rogoveanu; Dominic Power; Rajiv Vohra
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-5-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of vascular surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1615-5947     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Vasc Surg     Publication Date:  2014 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-5-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703941     Medline TA:  Ann Vasc Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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