Sympathotomy Instead of Sympathectomy for Palmer Hyperhidrosis: Minimizing Postoperative Compensatory Hyperhidrosis

Atkinson, John L.D.; Fealey, Robert D.
February 2003
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Feb2003, Vol. 78 Issue 2, p167
Academic Journal
Determines whether anatomical modification of sympathectomy diminishes severe postoperative compensatory hyperhidrosis. Factors which may be related to severe postoperative compensatory hyperhidrosis; Conclusion that sympathotomy to disconnect T2 ganglion input into the brachial plexus produces results in the treatment of primary palmar hyperhidrosis and may lower the severity of postoperative complications.


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