3-Year Follow-Up After Uniportal Thoracoscopic Sympathicotomy for Hyperhidrosis: Undesirable Side Effects

Karamustafaoglu Y. A., Kuzucuoglu M., YANIK F., SAĞIROĞLU G., YÖRÜK Y.

JOURNAL OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC & ADVANCED SURGICAL TECHNIQUES, vol.24, no.11, pp.782-785, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Objective: Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy or sympathicotomy, for the treatment of palmar, axillary, and plantar hyperhidrosis, is generally performed at one or two levels, between T2 and T5. Compensatory sweating (CS) is a severe and undesirable side effect of this procedure. Here, we describe the success of treatment and degree of postoperative CS in sympathicotomy patients.