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Cold sensitivity as a new side effect after sympathicotomy for hyperhidrosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16305910     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Extremity cold sensitivity is a previously unreported side effect of thoracoscopic sympathicotomy. We report a case of a young man who underwent thoracoscopic sympathicotomy for hyperhidrosis, after which cold sensitivity developed in his sympathicotomized right hand and arm. When exposed to cold, the right hand and forearm become numb and the skin temperature drops to uncomfortable levels, while the left extremity remains comfortably warm.
Eric G Lowe; Philip D Allmendinger; Robert Lowe
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  80     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2005 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-11-24     Completed Date:  2005-12-29     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2356-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cold Temperature*
Hyperesthesia / etiology*
Hyperhidrosis / surgery*
Sympathectomy / adverse effects*

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