Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is a very real diagnosis that has the potential to be disabling and life changing. Although incidence is rare (approximately 1-2% of the population), TOS can be a devastating diagnosis. Without proper treatment and emotional support for those diagnosed, the syndrome can have far-reaching negative connotations. This article will present a basic overview of TOS including etiology and incidence, diagnosis and treatment.
Course Publication Date: May 28, 2015
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|Author:||Amanda Ashley RN, BSN
|Delivery Method:||Online Self Study
|Category:||Community & Home Health
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues
- History of TOS
- Describe signs and symptoms of TOS.
- Discuss the etiology of TOS and anatomical structures involved.
- List diagnostic criteria.
- Discuss treatment options for TOS.
- Discuss ways to prevent the recurrence of symptoms following surgery.