Thoracic Outlet Syndrome in Emergency Medicine Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Aug 09, 2017
  • Author: Andrew K Chang, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Other conditions to consider in patients with suspected thoracic outlet syndrome include the following:

  • Cervical spondylitis
  • Mediastinal venous obstruction (eg, Pancoast tumor)
  • Brachial plexitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Postural palsy
  • Raynaud disease
  • Trauma
  • Ulnar nerve compression at the elbow
  • Vasculitis
  • Vasospastic disorder

Differential Diagnoses