Robotic intercostal nerve graft for reversal of thoracic sympathectomy: a large animal feasibility model.

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BACKGROUND A subset of patients who undergo video-assisted thoracoscopic sympathectomy for hyperhydrosis develop post-procedure compensatory sweating that is perceived as more debilitating than their initial complaints. We propose a novel treatment to reverse sympathectomy by implantation of an intercostal nerve graft using the da Vinci robot. METHODS A… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/rcs.205

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