The management of compensatory sweating after thoracic sympathectomy

The main therapeutic method of treatment for local hyperhidrosis is endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS). Generally, resections of the sympathetic trunk or ganglions are performed between the second rib and sixth rib. However, this procedure can result in compensatory sweating (CS), where excess sweating occurs on the back, chest, and abdomen. CS was regarded as a thermoregulatory response and was thought to be untreatable. The present study suggests that CS is not a physiological reaction and is indeed treatable.
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Source Type: research

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