Early complications of thoracic endoscopic sympathectomy: a prospective study of 940 procedures.

  title={Early complications of thoracic endoscopic sympathectomy: a prospective study of 940 procedures.},
  author={Dominique Gossot and Hassane Kabiri and Raffaele Caliandro and Denis Debrosse and Pierre Girard and Dominique H Grunenwald},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={71 4},
BACKGROUND Thoracic endoscopic sympathectomy (TES) has become the surgical technique of choice for treating intractable palmar hyperhidrosis and is usually considered as a simple and safe procedure. To evaluate the complication rate of TES, we conducted a prospective study of peri- and postoperative complications. METHODS From 1995 to 1999, 467 consecutive patients were operated on for upper limb hyperhidrosis. There were 164 men and 303 women, ranging in age from 15 to 59 years (mean 31… CONTINUE READING
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