Most people visit an average of seven different doctors and face years of misdiagnoses before discovering they have thoracic outlet syndrome. Shana Baldwin lived that painful experience until finding Robert Thompson, MD, a nationally recognized Washington University vascular surgeon at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She is now dedicated to helping others find answers sooner.
Researchers with the Center for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome conducted a retrospective study to compare clinical outcomes between treatment options.
Two new studies tackle questions regarding the reliability of the standardized elevated arm stress test in the diagnosis of neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome.
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Landmark study from the Center for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome finds reoperation for recurrent neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome to be safe and effective.
Washington University School of Medicine faculty study the impact of false-negative diagnoses in Venous Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.