770 consecutive supraclavicular first rib resections for thoracic outlet syndrome.

  title={770 consecutive supraclavicular first rib resections for thoracic outlet syndrome.},
  author={G K Hempel and William P Shutze and J F Anderson and H I Bukhari},
  journal={Annals of vascular surgery},
  volume={10 5},
During a 28-year period, 637 patients underwent 770 supraclavicular first rib resections and scalenectomies for thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS). The neurologic type of TOS was found in 705 cases (92%) and the remaining 65 cases (8%) had the vascular form of TOS. Of those extremities with brachial plexus irritation, the symptom complex consisted of paresthesia in 30 (4%), pain in 221 (31%), and pain with paresthesia in 454 (64%). In the cases of vascular TOS, 47 limbs (6%) had venous… CONTINUE READING


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