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Blacksburg, VA
A 21-year-old male asked:

What is the modern day prognosis for first rib resection for neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome?

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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 56 years experience
It should be good: if nerve damage was not severe
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Blacksburg, VA
A 21-year-old male asked:

Does first rib resection relieve the pain of neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome?

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Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
Yes: Surgery is a last resort. Physical therapy ,meds, manual treatment could be tried prior to surgery.
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Blacksburg, VA
A 21-year-old male asked:

What is the success rate for first rib resection for thoracic outlet syndrome?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
85%-90% success: These results suggest that surgical decompression can alleviate pain and quality of life in patients with a wide range of abnormalities at the thoracic outlet.
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Blacksburg, VA
A 21-year-old male asked:

Why are the results of first rib resection for thoracic outlet syndrome so bad?

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Thoracic Rib: Resection results should not be bad. I have referred you last question to a Thoracic Surgeon to answer. They have experience with this procedure so should be able to give you better information.
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Blacksburg, VA
A 21-year-old male asked:

How do people do after first rib resection for thoracic outlet syndrome?

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Dr. David Sniezek
Pain Management 39 years experience
Symptoms improve: TOS surgery can provide good relief of referred symptoms; however, there are many variables. The severity of the condition prior to surgical release and the health of the patient. With an accurate diagnosis and good surgical technique without complication there is a good chance that symptoms related to TOS will resolve.
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Last updated Feb 17, 2015
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