Effectiveness of sympathetic block by clipping in the treatment of hyperhidrosis and facial blushing.

@article{Fibl2009EffectivenessOS,
  title={Effectiveness of sympathetic block by clipping in the treatment of hyperhidrosis and facial blushing.},
  author={Juan Jos{\'e} Fibl{\`a} and Laureano Molins and Jos{\'e} Manuel Mier and Gonzalo Vald{\'e}s Vidal},
  journal={Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={9 6},
  pages={970-2}
}
Main cause of dissatisfaction after videothoracoscopic (VATS) sympathectomy in the treatment of hyperhidrosis (HH) and facial blushing (FB) is compensatory sweating (CS). Sympathetic nerve (SN) clipping permits to revert the block effect by removing the clips in case of an intolerable CS. We present our experience with this technique. Sixty-one patients diagnosed for HH and/or FB were operated on VATS SN clipping. Clipping levels varied in function for the sort of disease: FB: T2, palmar HH: T3… CONTINUE READING

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