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Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy

  • Yoichiro AbeEmail author
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Abstract

Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy is indicated for patients with sustained sympathetic hypertonia. We started to treat our patients with endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) instead of the traditional thoracic sympathetic ganglion bloc.

Keyword

Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pain ClinicNTT Medical Center TokyoTokyoJapan

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