One-year follow-up after thoracoscopic sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis: outcomes and consequences.

@article{Dewey2006OneyearFA,
  title={One-year follow-up after thoracoscopic sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis: outcomes and consequences.},
  author={Todd M. Dewey and Morley A. Herbert and Sherry L Hill and Syma L. Prince and Michael J. Mack},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={81 4},
  pages={1227-32; discussion 1232-3}
}
BACKGROUND Thoracic sympathectomy is recognized as an effective treatment for patients with severe hyperhidrosis. While good early results have been documented, continuing efficacy and patient satisfaction has not been well-defined. We reviewed our results in patients who were at least one year out from surgery. METHODS All procedures were performed thoracoscopically using bilateral 3 mm ports and excision of a segment of the sympathetic chain by electrocautery. The level of sympathectomy… CONTINUE READING

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