Upstate vascular surgeon Anthony Feghali, MD (photo by Jim Howe)
Thoracic outlet syndrome, which often hits pro athletes, is treated with physical therapy, surgery
Atop the thorax, or chest, is a ring called the thoracic outlet, formed by the top rib, just below the collarbone. When nerves or blood vessels passing through this ring are compressed, a group of disorders called thoracic outlet syndrome can occur. Upstate vascular surgeon Anthony Feghali, MD, discusses the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of thoracic outlet syndrome, which often affects professional athletes and is more common among women than men.