What is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) Surgery?

Category: Surgeries


Thoracic outlet surgery is designed to take pressure off the nerves to the arm and can be achieved by removing the muscles that surround the nerves (scalene muscles), by removing the first rib, or by doing both (removing muscles and first rib).

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) Surgery

Side effect Patients
Chronic diarrhea 1
Muscle spasm in left side of neck into shoulder 1
Muscle weakness 1
Spasms in left arm 1
Weakness in left arm 1


Stopped having Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) Surgery

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) Surgery.