A New Mode of Percutaneous Upper Thoracic Phenol Sympathicolysis: Report of 50 Cases

@article{Wang2001ANM,
  title={A New Mode of Percutaneous Upper Thoracic Phenol Sympathicolysis: Report of 50 Cases},
  author={Y. Wang and S. Wei and M. H. Sun and C. W. Lin},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={49},
  pages={628-636}
}
OBJECTIVEOur previous study demonstrated that a high concentration of phenol (75–90%) with minimal volume (0.02 ml) can elicit serious degeneration of ganglion cells of the stellate ganglia in cats. Another previous study in our clinical patients demonstrated that approximately 84 to 90% of the upper thoracic (T2–T3) sympathetic trunks can be found under an endoscope on the ventral side of the T2–T3 rib heads. In this report, we present a new mode of dorsal percutaneous thoracic phenol… Expand
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