Paget-Schroetter syndrome: Treatment of venous thrombosis and outcomes

Patrick Hangge, Lisa Rotellini-Coltvet, Amy R. Deipolyi, Hassan Albadawi, Rahmi Oklu

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Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is a rare clinical entity with many etiologies. Venous thoracic outlet syndrome (VTOS), also called Paget-Schroetter syndrome (PSS), is a primary "effort" thrombosis. Here we will focus on the pathophysiology, anatomy, clinical presentation, treatments, and outcomes of VTOS. Treatment involves anticoagulation, catheter-directed thrombolysis, and surgical decompression. Early diagnosis and treatment can improve symptoms and quality of life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S285-S290
JournalCardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
StatePublished - Dec 1 2017


  • Deep vein thromboses (DVT)
  • Paget-Schroetter syndrome (PSS)
  • Venous thoracic outlet syndrome (VTOS)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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