Korean J Neurotrauma.  2019 Apr;15(1):67-71. 10.13004/kjnt.2019.15.e9.

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Induced by Huge Lipoma: A Case Report

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, Chungnam National University Hospital, Daejeon, Korea. jeongwook.lim@gmail.com
  • 2Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, School of Medicine, Chungnam National University Hospital, Daejeon, Korea.

Abstract

Thoracic outlet syndrome is a relatively well known disease. Other than trauma, this disease is mostly caused by anatomical structures that cause vascular or neural compression. The cause of thoracic outlet syndrome is diverse; however, there are only few reports of thoracic outlet syndrome caused by lipoma in the pectoralis minor space. We report a case of compression of the lower trunk of brachial plexus in which a large lipoma that developed in the pectoral minor space grew into the subclavicular space, along with a review of literature.

Keyword

Lipoma; Nerve compression syndrome; Thoracic outlet syndrome

MeSH Terms

Brachial Plexus
Lipoma*
Nerve Compression Syndromes
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome*
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