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Here is a quick mnemonic ” TRENDY “ to remember about True Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT & NCLEX exams

Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (NTOS) is a condition that occurs when nerves in the thoracic outlet (an area between the neck and the shoulder) become compressed or irritated. This can cause a variety of symptoms, including pain, weakness, and numbness in the arm, hand, and fingers.

True Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome : How To Remember Easily ?

  • T – True neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome is an uncommon disorder resulting from compression of the lower trunk of the brachial plexus or ventral rami of the C8 or T1 nerve roots.

  • R – Resulting from compression of the lower trunk of the brachial plexus or ventral rami of the C8 or T1 nerve roots, true neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome is an uncommon disorder.

  • E – Elongate transverse process at C7 connected by an anomalous band of cartilaginous tissue with the first rib is the most common cause of true neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome.

  • N – NCSs and EMG confirm the diagnosis of true neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome.

  • D – Diminished sensation on the palmar aspect of the fifth digit is a sign of true neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome.

  • Y – You can see an elongate C7 transverse process on an anteroposterior cervical spine x-ray, which is an anatomic marker for the anomalous cartilaginous band.

Mnemonic : TRENDY 

Dr. Arin Nandi

Passionate About Medical Science & Helping Future Doctors Achieve Top Ranks In Medical Exams. He is professionally a dentist as well as a public health expert from JIPMER (1), (2)working in health department
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