TITLE

RAYNAUD'S PHENOMENON TREATED WITH SYMPATHECTOMY

AUTHOR(S)
Hall, Karl Victor; Hillestad, Leif Kjell
PUB. DATE
June 1960
SOURCE
Angiology;Jun1960 Part 1, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p186
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The results of sympathectomy for Raynaud's phenomenon in 45 upper extremities are presented. The value of proper preoperative classification into primary and secondary cases is stressed, as the result of sympathectomy in primary cases usually is favorable, but in secondary cases variable. In 33 upper extremities with primary Raynaud's phenomenon followed from 1 to 14 years after sympathectomy, the result was excellent in 61 per cent, fair in 24 per cent and poor in 15 per cent. In 12 upper extremities with secondary Raynaud's phenomenon, followed from 1 to 14 years after sympathectomy, excellent results were obtained in 33 per cent, fair in 33 per cent and poor in 33 per cent. The result of the operation seemed better the younger the patient was at the time of surgery. There was no evidence that the use of tobacco played any role in precipitating attacks. Nor was the frequency of attacks influenced by the menstrual cycle or by emotional factors.
ACCESSION #
16365513

 

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