Preoperative thrombolysis and venoplasty affords no benefit in patency following first rib resection and scalenectomy for subacute and chronic subclavian vein thrombosis.

@article{Guzzo2010PreoperativeTA,
  title={Preoperative thrombolysis and venoplasty affords no benefit in patency following first rib resection and scalenectomy for subacute and chronic subclavian vein thrombosis.},
  author={James Lawrence Guzzo and Kevin Zou Chang and Jasmine Demos and James Hamilton Black and Julie Ann Freischlag},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={52 3},
  pages={658-62; discussion 662-3}
}
BACKGROUND Axillosubclavian vein thrombosis, also known as Paget-Schroetter syndrome, is a rare presentation of thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) representing approximately 5% of all cases. Conventional management consists of routine anticoagulation, operative decompression via first rib resection and scalenectomy (FRRS), and, recently, thrombolysis. The purpose of our study was to retrospectively review our experience with this condition and compare the effectiveness of preoperative endovascular… CONTINUE READING

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