Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is one of the most controversial subjects in clinical medicine.
In spite of the increasing skepticism voiced in the medical literature, many patients continue to be diagnosed as having TOS and treated surgically.
Colorado is one of the leading states where TOS surgery is performed.
We have examined the 1989 data as collected by the Colorado Hospital Association and have defined a patient profile and reimbursement pattern.
Of the 174 patients who underwent surgery, women outnumbered men by three to one (132 to 47), even when worker's compensation was the payer.
Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Vaisseau sanguin pathologie, Artère membre pathologie, Défilé costoclaviculaire syndrome, Homme, Traitement, Chirurgie, Aspect économique, Etude statistique, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cardiovascular disease, Vascular disease, Arterial disease of the limb, Thoracic outlet syndrome, Human, Treatment, Surgery, Economic aspect, Statistical study, United States, North America, America
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