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Thoracic outlet syndrome presenting with subclavian vein thrombosis

Carpenetti, Paige, E.; Grosel, John, M., MD

Journal of the American Academy of PAs: February 2018 - Volume 31 - Issue 2 - p 1–4
doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000529778.85059.ff
Case Report

ABSTRACT Thoracic outlet syndrome can present with a wide variety of upper extremity neurovascular symptoms. Timely clinical recognition is essential for prompt treatment and maximal recovery. This article describes a case of thoracic outlet syndrome in a volleyball player with an underlying hypercoagulable state who presented with a subclavian vein thrombosis.

At the time this article was written, Paige E. Carpenetti was a student in the PA program at Marietta (Ohio) College. She now practices family medicine in China Grove, N.C. John M. Grosel is an associate professor in the Marietta College PA program and a radiologist at Riverside Radiology and Interventional Associates, Inc., in Columbus, Ohio. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

Copyright © 2018 American Academy of Physician Assistants
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