TITLE

Unilateral hyperhydrosis in Pourfour du Petit syndrome

AUTHOR(S)
Kara, Murat; Dikmen, Erkan; Akarsu, Cengiz; Birol, Ahu
PUB. DATE
August 2004
SOURCE
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery;Aug2004, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p456
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Upper limp hyperhydrosis is an idiopathic disease with bilateral involvement. However, Pourfour du Petit syndrome, the opposite of Horner syndrome, may result in unilateral upper limb hyperhydrosis. It occurs following hyperactivity of the sympathetic cervical chain as a consequence of irritation secondary to trauma. We report herein two cases with Pourfour du Petit syndrome showing unilateral upper limb hyperhydrosis. The patients presented with right-sided mydriasis and ipsilateral hemifacial hyperhydrosis. The onset of disease was followed by a trauma in both patients. They underwent upper thoracic sympathectomy with favorable outcome. A history of an antecedent trauma in patients with unilateral upper limb hyperhydrosis and anisocoria may imply a possible diagnosis of Pourfour du Petit syndrome.
ACCESSION #
14036772

 

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