Percutaneous bipolar radiofrequency T3 sympathicotomy in Raynaud's disease

Kang, Sang-Soo; Park, Jung-Chan; Hong, Sung-Jun; Yoon, Young-Jun; Shin, Keun-Man
November 2012
Korean Journal of Anesthesiology;Nov2012, Vol. 63 Issue 5, p461
Academic Journal
A 54-year-old female was suffering from cold-induced Raynaud's attacks in her both hands with symptoms most severe in her left hand. As the patient did not respond to previous medical treatments and endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy, we performed percutaneous bipolar radiofrequency thoracic sympathicotomy at the left T3 vertebral level. After the procedure, the patient obtained a long duration of symptom relief over 3 years. Percutaneous bipolar radiofrequency T3 sympathicotomy is minimally invasive and effective technique by creating large continuous strip lesion.


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