Sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis: should we place the clamps at T2–T3 or T3–T4?

@article{RafaelReisfeldMD2006SympathectomyFH,
  title={Sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis: should we place the clamps at T2–T3 or T3–T4?},
  author={Facs Rafael  Reisfeld  MD},
  journal={Clinical Autonomic Research},
  year={2006},
  volume={16},
  pages={384-389}
}
Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy is routinely used to treat severe hyperhidrosis. It is usually performed at the T2–T3 level of the nerve, but may produce less severe compensatory hidrosis if performed at a lower level. This study evaluates the outcome of 1,274 patients who underwent endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy for plamar, plantar, axillary or facial hyperhidrosis/blushing. Half of the patients were clamped at the T2–T3 level and half were clamped at the T3–T4 level. Postsurgical… Expand

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