Observations on the use of seprafilm® on the brachial plexus in 249 operations for neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome

  • Sanders R
  • Hammond S
  • Rao N
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Abstract

Seprafilm was initially used successfully as a membrane to reduce abdominal adhesions. Subsequently it was tried in a number of other areas to reduce postoperative scarring. Seprafilm was employed in this study to see if it would reduce postoperative scarring after supraclavicular thoracic outlet decompression for neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (NTOS).

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  • Brachial plexus
  • Neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Seprafilm
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome

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Authors

  • Richard J. Sanders

  • Sharon L. Hammond

  • Neal M. Rao

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