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surgical interruption of a nerve pathway in the sympathetic nervous system

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Peripheral periarterial sympathectomy is occasionally considered for patients with refractory pain and digital ischemia but remains controversial.
Considering that they managed to cure the symptoms by simply dividing the arcuate ligament, they concluded that the limited periarterial sympathectomy alone would not produce lasting relief of the symptoms.
It is possible to figure out that relief of symptoms after division of the median arcuate ligament in patients with persistent stenosis could be due to increase in blood flow after periarterial sympathectomy and denervation of the celiac ganglion inevitably performed during sectioning of the median arcuate ligament (Carey et al.
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