Endoscopic sympathectomy in the treatment of facial blushing.

  title={Endoscopic sympathectomy in the treatment of facial blushing.},
  author={Anya Adair and Mark L. George and Ricard Camprodon and J A Broadfield and J. A. N. Rennie},
  journal={Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England},
  volume={87 5},
INTRODUCTION Bilateral endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (BETS) has been shown to be an effective, permanent, and safe treatment for severe upper limb hyperhydrosis. More recently, the possibility of using BETS to treat facial blushing, a redness of the face bought on by emotional or social stress, has been raised. This followed incidental reports from patients of relief from their blushing following this procedure for hyperhydrosis. At King's College Hospital, 120 patients underwent BETS over… CONTINUE READING

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