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Thoracoscopic (upper thoracic) sympathectomy for primary palmar hyperhidrosis in children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10622050     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Primary palmar hyperhidrosis is a disabling disorder that starts in childhood and causes physical and psychological inconvenience. Conservative treatment is not effective in severe cases. Thoracoscopic sympathectomy is the treatment of choice. It is a safe minimally invasive procedure with good results. There are few reports in the UK regarding surgical treatment in children. Post-operative compensatory hyperhidrosis of the trunk and thighs occurs in up to 50% of cases. We report on three cases involving six procedures.
H I Rashid; H S Osman; A J McIrvine
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of clinical practice     Volume:  52     ISSN:  1368-5031     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Clin. Pract.     Publication Date:    1998 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-01-28     Completed Date:  2000-01-28     Revised Date:  2007-02-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9712381     Medline TA:  Int J Clin Pract     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  537-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Joyce Green Hospital, Dartford, Kent, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Ganglionectomy / methods*
Hyperhidrosis / surgery*
Length of Stay
Sympathectomy / methods*

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