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Table 3 Risk factors for Paget-Schroetter Syndrome

From: Paget-Schroetter syndrome in the absence of common predisposing factors: a case report

Risk Factors


Physical activity involving hyperabduction of the shoulder, as seen in weight lifters


Motions often associated with tennis players and baseball pitchers


Vigorous exercise of the neck and upper extremity muscles


Overdeveloped anterior scalene muscle Rudimentary first rib


Presence of cervical rib


Congenital band between first and second ribs Fracture of the clavicle with callus formation


Apical tumors of the superior sulcus of the lung (Pancoast tumor)


Thoracic outlet syndrome