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Video-assisted thoracoscopic sympathectomy for palmar hyperhidrosis: results in 102 cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12417930     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the immediate and long-term outcome of video-assisted thoracoscopic sympathectomy for idiopathic palmar hyperhidrosis. Between January 1996 and December 2000, a total of 67 patients underwent 102 sympathectomy procedures with excision of the sympathetic chain between the second and fourth sympathetic ganglion. The mean duration of hospitalization was 1.7 +/- 0.6 days. Five patients were lost to follow-up. Mean duration of follow-up for the 96 sympathectomy procedures in the remaining 62 patients was 38 +/- 6.3 months. Patient outcome showed that video-assisted thoracoscopic sympathectomy is the treatment of choice for idiopathic palmar hyperhidrosis. Long-term patient satisfaction is excellent.
Pierre Alric; Pascal Branchereau; Jean-Philippe Berthet; Philippe Léger; Henri Mary; Charles Mary-Ané
Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2002-11-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of vascular surgery     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0890-5096     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Vasc Surg     Publication Date:  2002 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-01-01     Completed Date:  2003-04-23     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703941     Medline TA:  Ann Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  708-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
Service de Chirurgie Thoracique et Vasculaire, Hôpital Arnaud de Villeneuve, 12 rue du Cheval Vert, 34000 Montpellier, France.
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MeSH Terms
Cervical Plexus / surgery
Follow-Up Studies
Hyperhidrosis / complications,  surgery*
Length of Stay
Middle Aged
Patient Satisfaction
Postoperative Complications / etiology
Retrospective Studies
Thoracic Nerves / surgery
Thoracic Surgery, Video-Assisted*
Treatment Outcome

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