Superior thoracic aperture

What is Superior thoracic aperture?

This is an anatomical bony tunnel that is located below the lower neck. This is an important opening or aperture through which the wind pipe and food pipe pass down into the chest. Also important blood vessels like carotid artery(one on each side) to the brain, subclavian arteries to each arm with their corresponding veins, & large nerves supplying the head and arms pass through this aperture.

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I was diagnosed with arterial thoracic outlet syndrome in September. About a month ago, I developed XXXXXXX left-side pectoral pain (axillary and...

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Thoracic outlet syndrome symptoms occur depending on structures are compressed.
When nerves are compressed...

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How should I treat my possible brachial plexus nerve injury which is a result of stretching my arm above my head and as I twisted my hand a little,...

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From description it seems you might having thoracic outlet syndrome.It is a group of disorders that occur when...

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I was diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome and scholiosis a year ago. I went through physical thereapy and felt better afterwards. I continue to...

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JYou must continue your physiotherapy and on case it does not get relieved add a regular pain killer. If it still doesn work you may need nerve...

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I am a 43 yr old white female, weighing about 160, 5'5 height. I have a stent in my subclavian artery (right) due to a 3 inch blood clot received...

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I was diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome and scholiosis a year ago. I went through physical thereapy and felt better afterwards. I continue to...

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Hello Doctor, The following is a query for my brother, who is facing severe pain on and off. Please suggest the best advice from your side....

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Hello, I was told I may have vascular thoracic outlet syndrome . I lose my pulse in my left wrist when I turn my head to the right. I have pain in...

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I had cervical rib removed and part if the 1st rib removed because of thoratic outlet syndrome about three years ago. I have never regain 100% use...

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