Quality of life, before and after thoracic sympathectomy: report on 378 operated patients.

@article{Campos2003QualityOL,
  title={Quality of life, before and after thoracic sympathectomy: report on 378 operated patients.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Ribas Milanez de Campos and Paulo Kauffman and Eduardo de Campos Werebe and Laert de Oliveira Andrade Filho and Sergio Kusniek and Nelson Wolosker and F{\'a}bio Biscegli Jatene},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={76 3},
  pages={886-91}
}
BACKGROUND Thoracic sympathectomy is indicated to treat primary hyperhidrosis. The objective is to analyze the results and complications of thoracic sympathectomy and propose a questionnaire to assess the quality of life of patients. METHODS Between October 1995 and March 2002, 378 patients were evaluated. Sixty-two percent were female, with a mean age of 26.8 years old (range 9 to 70 years old). There were 57.4% patients with palmar-plantar hyperhidrosis; 25% with palmar, plantar, and… CONTINUE READING

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