Thoracodorsal sympathectomy en bloc
Although the numbers admittedly are still small, it is becoming evident that there is a difference between thoracic sympathectomy and thoracodorsal sympathectomy en bloc, both subjectively and objectively as demonstrated with Doppler flow-measurements and that it is necessary to resect the nerve of Kuntz.
in the first place, Raynaud’s phenomenon sine scleroderma
secondly Sudeck’s atrophy
and finally the asphyctic finger and dying digit.
The final result however depends on the course and progression of the underlying disease.
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