The importance of classification in sympathetic surgery and a proposed mechanism for compensatory hyperhidrosis: experience with 464 cases

@article{Chou2005TheIO,
  title={The importance of classification in sympathetic surgery and a proposed mechanism for compensatory hyperhidrosis: experience with 464 cases},
  author={S.-H. Chou and E.-L. Kao and C.-C. Lin and Y.-T. Chang and M.-F. Huang},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy And Other Interventional Techniques},
  year={2005},
  volume={20},
  pages={1749-1753}
}
Compensatory hyperhidrosis is the most troublesome side effect and the leading cause of regret with sympathetic surgery. A new classification is proposed to make the procedure more selective and to minimize the side effects and regret rate. Also, a proposed mechanism for compensatory hyperhidrosis is discussed. Between January 2002 and July 2003, 464 patients with various sympathetic disorders underwent thoracoscopic sympathectomy/sympathicotomy (ETS) or sympathetic block by clipping (ESB) at… CONTINUE READING
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