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Is first rib resection statistically successful for fixing neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome?

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Dr. Richard Sanders answered

Specializes in General Surgery

It is important that the diagnosis be correct and be confirmed with muscle blocks and the appropriate nerve test. surgery requires that the scalene muscles in the neck be released. this can be done by removing the muscles through the neck, sometimes with rib removal, but rib removal is not always necessary. Success rate is about 90 percent some improvement; 75 percent good improvement.

Answered Sep 29, 2016

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