Wall Street Journal - Dr. Jonathan Glashow and Dr. Bradford Parsons Weigh In: “A Yankee Medical Drama”
Tests on Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes have returned a possible diagnosis of thoracic outlet syndrome, a rare disorder that occurs when the blood vessels and nerves passing from the chest to the arm become pinched and inflamed. "You've got to think of it like a car," said Dr. Jonathan Glashow, co-chief of sports medicine at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. "All the tubes and pipes come out of the chest and go into the arm. They pass through this outlet that goes into the arm, and if there's not enough room for all the goodies to go through, some of the goodies get compressed—i.e. blood vessels and nerves." Learn more.