Quality-of-life scores in neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome patients undergoing first rib resection and scalenectomy.

@article{Rochlin2013QualityoflifeSI,
  title={Quality-of-life scores in neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome patients undergoing first rib resection and scalenectomy.},
  author={Danielle H Rochlin and Marta M. Gilson and Kendall C Likes and Emma Graf and Nancy L. Ford and Paul J. Christo and Julie Ann Freischlag},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={57 2},
  pages={
          436-43
        }
}
OBJECTIVE First rib resection and scalenectomy (FRRS) has been shown to improve short-term quality of life (QOL) in the treatment of neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (NTOS). Long-term benefits are not well studied but are believed to decrease over time. Our objective was to evaluate long-term NTOS outcomes using validated QOL instruments. METHODS We identified 162 NTOS patients aged ≥18 years treated by FRRS from 2003 to 2010 after they had not responded to conservative management. The… CONTINUE READING

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