Bilateral thoracoscopic sympathectomy: results and long-term follow-up.

  title={Bilateral thoracoscopic sympathectomy: results and long-term follow-up.},
  author={Reubendra Jeganathan and Simon J Jordan and Mark Jones and Stephen Grant and Owen J. Diamond and Kieran McManus and Alastair Graham and J. McGuigan},
  journal={Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery},
  volume={7 1},
The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of bilateral thoracoscopic sympathectomy in alleviating symptoms and improving quality of life in patients with hyperhidrosis or facial blushing and to investigate the occurrence, severity and possible underlying factors to compensatory sweating after surgery. One hundred and sixty-three patients in a single institution underwent bilateral thoracoscopic sympathectomy with a mean follow-up period of 51 (5-140) months. Indications were for palmar… CONTINUE READING

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