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Volume 2013, Article ID 348017, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/348017
Clinical Study

Bilateral Single-Port Sympathectomy: Long-Term Results and Quality of Life

1Division of Thoracic Surgery, Sant’Andrea Hospital, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology, University of Rome “Sapienza”, Via di Grottarossa 1035, 00189 Rome, Italy
2Division of Thoracic Surgery, “G. Mazzini” Hospital of Teramo, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of L’Aquila, Piazza Italia 1, 64100 Teramo, Italy
3Division of Thoracic Surgery, Policlinico Umberto I Hospital, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University of Rome “Sapienza”, Viale del Policlinico 155, 00186 Rome, Italy
4Fondazione Eleonora Lorillard Spencer Cenci, Via Di Casal de’ Pazzi 10, 00156 Rome, Italy

Received 7 August 2013; Revised 16 October 2013; Accepted 21 October 2013

Academic Editor: Alejandro Comellas

Copyright © 2013 Mohsen Ibrahim et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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