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Treatment of osmidrosis with the Cavitron ultrasonic surgical aspirator.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17034374     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Axillary osmidrosis is an uncomfortable condition that can be a personal or social handicap. OBJECTIVE: The objective was to present the treatment of osmidrosis with the Cavitron ultrasonic surgical aspirator (CUSA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifteen patients (3 males and 12 females) underwent surgery for bilateral axillary osmidrosis with the CUSA. RESULTS: The outcome of this operation with the CUSA was evaluated by the patients themselves according to the following criteria. Postoperative improvement was evaluated as good when the odor was decreased by >75%, fair when it was decreased by > or =50 and < or =75%, and poor when it was decreased by <50%. A total of 15 patients (3 males and 12 females) were evaluated. Eight patients (53.3%) had a good result, 6 patients (40%) had a fairly good result, and 1 patient (6.7%) had a poor result. None of the patients experienced any complications, such as skin necrosis, infection, or serous cyst. One dissatisfied patient underwent reoperation and achieved a good result after the second procedure. CONCLUSIONS: This treatment of osmidrosis with the CUSA achieves satisfactory therapeutic efficacy.
Toshiyuki Ozawa; Kensuke Nose; Teruichi Harada; Michinari Muraoka; Masamitsu Ishii
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1076-0512     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatol Surg     Publication Date:  2006 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-10-12     Completed Date:  2006-11-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9504371     Medline TA:  Dermatol Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1251-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Osaka City University, Graduate School of Medicine, Abeno, Osaka, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Equipment Design
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Sweat Gland Diseases / therapy*
Treatment Outcome
Ultrasonic Therapy / instrumentation*

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