Clinical Paths of VATS Sympathectomy for Hyperhidrosis Morio OHTA 1 , Kiyoshi ISHIKAWA 1 , Toshinori HAMADA 1 , Masayuki KUNIYOSHI 1 , Keiichiro GENKA 1 , Tsutomu KAWABATA 1 1Department of Surgery, National Okinawa Hospital Keyword: 多汗症 , 胸腔鏡 , 交感神経切除術 pp.436-440
Published Date 2000/10/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.4426900171
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Upper thoracic sympathectomy for palmar hyperhidrosis and Beurger's disease has been widely reported. Two hundred patients (399 extremities) with hyperhidrosis underwent thoracoscopic upper thoracic sympathectomy in our hospital. The procedure gave us satisfactory results. Horner's syndrome and bleeding are regarded as the main complication of this procedure. Some degree of excessive sweating on the trunk, abdo-men. and thighs as a postoperative physical change will appear in almost all patients, therefore, it is very impor-tant for the patient to accept the postoperative compensatory sweating.

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