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Phantom sweating.
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PMID:  911065     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Phantom sweating is a sensation in which the patient feels that sweat is about to burst out of skin pores, but in which sweating never actually occurs. In a series of 100 patients undergoing bilateral upper dorsal sympathectomy for palmar hyperihidrosis, 82 patients were specifically questioned and 48 (59%) reported phantom sweating. Phantom sweating started soon after the operation, was triggered by the same stimuli that caused hyperhidrosis preoperatively, lasted for a few seconds, and tended to diminish with time. In an average follow-up of 18 months, the phenomenon disappeared in 11 patients (23%). Phantom sweating is probably a symptom of residual sympathetic activity.
A Kurchin; M Mozes; R Walden; R Adar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Angiology     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0003-3197     ISO Abbreviation:  Angiology     Publication Date:  1977 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-11-30     Completed Date:  1977-11-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0203706     Medline TA:  Angiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  799-802     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Follow-Up Studies
Foot / innervation
Hand / innervation
Hyperhidrosis / therapy
Nervous System Diseases
Sympathectomy / adverse effects*

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