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A simplified T2-T3 thoracoscopic sympathicolysis technique for the treatment of essential hyperhidrosis: short-term results in 100 patients.
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PMID:  8807515     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A simplified one-time bilateral thoracoscopic T2-T3 sympathicolysis technique using single-lumen endotracheal intubation with high frequency jet ventilation and electrocautery destruction ("sympathicolysis") of the sympathetic ganglia was applied in 100 consecutive patients with severe essential hyperhidrosis (EH). Providing a pleural space can be created, this technique was proven simple and safe, and short-term clinical results were excellent: palmar hyperhidrosis was cured in 98% of patients, and axillar and plantar improvement was achieved in 62 and 65% of patients, respectively. Side-effects and complications were minor (compensatory hyperhidrosis) or self-limiting (pain). These data confirm the safety and efficacy of thoracoscopic sympathetic interventions for the treatment of EH, and support the evolution toward simplified methodologies.
M Noppen; P Herregodts; J D'Haese; J D'Haens; W Vincken
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of laparoendoscopic surgery     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1052-3901     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laparoendosc Surg     Publication Date:  1996 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-12-12     Completed Date:  1996-12-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9109598     Medline TA:  J Laparoendosc Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  151-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Respiratory Department, Academic Hospital A.Z.-V.U.B., Free University of Brussels, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Chi-Square Distribution
Ganglia, Sympathetic / surgery
Hyperhidrosis / surgery*
Intubation, Intratracheal
Middle Aged
Patient Satisfaction
Sympathectomy / adverse effects,  methods*
Thoracic Vertebrae / innervation*
Treatment Outcome

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