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costoclavicular syndrome


Definition: one of the forerunners of thoracic outlet syndrome, in which the subclavian artery and vein and, on later reports, the brachial plexus, were thought to be compressed between the clavicle and normal first rib, with the assumption of certain body postures, the military brace position.

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