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How risky is surgery to treat thoracic outlet syndrome?
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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
4 doctors agree
In brief: Somewhat
Risks include: injury to arteries and veins injury to the nerve failure to accomplish goals of therapy pain.

In brief: Somewhat
Risks include: injury to arteries and veins injury to the nerve failure to accomplish goals of therapy pain.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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In brief: Always surgical risk
Modern tos surgery is relatively safe, with good success rates, but surgery is not always perfect.
Complication rates have dropped dramatically over the past years, but rarely, post-op pain, scapular winging, diaphagmatic elevation, increased arm weakness, and even local bleeding may present. Most of this is readily reversible. The risk of anesthesia is extremely low these days.

In brief: Always surgical risk
Modern tos surgery is relatively safe, with good success rates, but surgery is not always perfect.
Complication rates have dropped dramatically over the past years, but rarely, post-op pain, scapular winging, diaphagmatic elevation, increased arm weakness, and even local bleeding may present. Most of this is readily reversible. The risk of anesthesia is extremely low these days.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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