Laparoscopic lumbar sympathectomy

  title={Laparoscopic lumbar sympathectomy},
  author={N. Kathouda and Somkiat Wattanasirichaigoon and Edward Tang and P. R. Yassini and U. Ngaorungsri},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
Background: Lumbar sympathectomy retains a role in the treatment of patients with causalgia, Symptomatic vasospasm, and nonreconstructable arterial occlusive disease. Open surgical sympathectomy, with its attendant morbidities, remains the standard. Chemical sympathectomy has been introduced as a less invasive means of achieving sympatholysis. However, this has been associated with incomplete and transient denervation. Methods: We present a series of five lumbar sympathectomies performed… CONTINUE READING