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Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy

Abstract

The description of the endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy covers all aspects of the surgical procedure used for the management of palmar hyperhidrosis. Operating room set up, position of patient and equipment, instruments used are thoroughly described. The technical key steps of the surgical procedure are presented in a step by step way: exposure of sympathetic nerve, division of nerve, bleeding, other complications, evaluation after division. Consequently, this operating technique is well standardized for the management of this condition.

  • 4750
  • 2001-05-01