Thoracic outlet syndrome


The procedure prevents effort-induced thrombosis of the subclavian vein.
It prevents compression of the brachial plexus and subclavian artery.

Indications and contraindications

  • A history of thrombosis of the subclavian vein with confirmed compression in the thoracic outlet region.
  • Neurological symptoms associated with compression of the brachial plexus.
  • Ischaemic symptoms associated with compression of the subclavian artery.
  • extreme obesity,
  • heart conditions.


The decision on your surgery is made on the basis of:

  • your complaints,
  • clinical examination,
  • ultrasound scan (with proper limb positioning),
  • MR angiography and CT angiography.


The procedure involves the resection of a part of the first rib or the removal of the cervical rib.
The procedure takes place under general anaesthesia.
It lasts for about 1 to 1.5 hours.

After the procedure:

You may return to your everyday activities.

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