Diagnosis and treatment of thoracic outlet syndrome in children
Mi Kun, Nong Ben (Dept of Orthopaedics,the 1st Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nanning, Guangxi 530023)
Objective To investigate the diagnosis and treatment of thoracic outlet syndrome in children. Methods The clinical data of 5 cases with thoracic outlet syndrome treated surgically were reviewed. Results According to Chen Desong's standard,the results were excellent in 4 cases and good in 1. Conclusion The main pathdogical change of the thoracic outlet syndrom is scalene muscle hypertrophy and contracture. The causes are multifactor,including infection. Once conservative treatment provides no effect,surgical treatment should be done early.