Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Thoracic outlet syndrome is a disease affecting blood vessels & nerves supplying arms.
|Why it develops?|
|It occurs due to compression of blood vessels and/or nerves passing from space between collar bone & 1st rib.
This compression can be due to various reasons like additional cervicle rib, abnormal muscle band etc.
|What are the symptoms?|
|How can a vascular surgeon help me?|
|Your vascular surgeon can help you to confirm diagnosis & do treatment to relieve your symptoms. Doctor will do your assessment & may advice you few tests like X-ray, NCV/EMG,CT scan/MRI.|
|What are the treatment options?|
|After confirming diagnosis if,
|What is the duration of procedure? How many days I have to remain admitted in hospital?|
|Duration of procedure is 2 to 3 hours. You have to remain admitted in hospital for total 3 to 4 days.|
|Results of the procedure?|
|Immediate relief of pain, speedy recovery of wounds. Minimal post-surgery site pain, easily controlled by medications.|
|When can I restart my routine & office work?|
|You can resume work after 1 to 2 weeks of rest.|
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