Selective sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis: Technique of robotic transthoracic selective postganglionic efferent sympathectomy

Hans Coveliers, Mark Meyer, Farid - Gharagozloo, Willem Wisselink

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Abstract

Selective postganglionic efferent sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis is associated with excellent relief of hyperhidrosis and a low rate of compensatory hyperhidrosis. However, this technique can be difficult using conventional videoendoscopic techniques. We performed this technique using robotic technology in 55 patients. There was complete relief of hyperhidrosis in 53/55 (96%) patients, partial relief in 2/55 (4%) patients and a compensatory hyperhidrosis rate of 7%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberezs411
Pages (from-to)428-430
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Volume43
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2013

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Hyperhidrosis
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Keywords

  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Postganglionic
  • Sympathectomy
  • Technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Selective sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis : Technique of robotic transthoracic selective postganglionic efferent sympathectomy. / Coveliers, Hans; Meyer, Mark; Gharagozloo, Farid -; Wisselink, Willem.

In: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery, Vol. 43, No. 2, ezs411, 02.2013, p. 428-430.

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