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Diagnosis of Thoracic Inlet Syndrome

Diagnosing Diagnosis of Thoracic Inlet Syndrome - TIS can be challenging due to the variability in symptoms and the potential for overlap with other conditions. A thorough clinical examination, including a detailed medical history and physical examination, is crucial. Diagnostic tests may include:

  1. X-rays: To identify any anatomical abnormalities, such as cervical ribs or elongated transverse processes.
  2. Nerve conduction studies and electromyography (EMG): To assess the function of the nerves and muscles in the affected area.
  3. MRI or CT scans: To visualize soft tissues and detect any compression or inflammation.
  4. Doppler ultrasound or angiography: To evaluate blood flow through the subclavian artery and vein.