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Selective video-assisted thoracoscopic sympathectomy


, : Selective video-assisted thoracoscopic sympathectomy. Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon 41(4): 245-248

Video-assisted and thermometrically controlled thoracoscopic sympathectomy demonstrates new ways in the treatment of upper-limb hyperhidrosis. An anatomical portrayal of the sympathetic chain is possible as a result of the improved visualization and magnification of the operative area provided by the video-optic technique. The difference in temperature, registered by means of a thermometric sensor in the palm of the hand, indicates that the sympathetic nerves responsible for the hyperhidrotic segments have been severed. The number of postoperative Horner's syndromes will be reduced significantly with this method. Until now, we have successfully treated six thermometrically controlled patients. No recurrences have arisen during an 18 months observation period. Neither intraoperative nor postoperative complications were recorded. One patient complained of increased compensatory sweating of the trunk. Thermometrically controlled thoracoscopic sympathectomy is expected to improve the various forms of treatment available for sympathetic reflex dystrophies in the future.

US$19.90

PMID: 8211930

DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-1013863


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