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Acta Médica Costarricense

On-line version ISSN 0001-6002Print version ISSN 0001-6012


CHAMORRO-CASTRO, Rodrigo et al. Hiperhidrosis primaria, tratamiento mediante simpatectomía por videotoracoscopía.. Acta méd. costarric [online]. 2006, vol.48, n.4, pp.190-193. ISSN 0001-6002.

Aim: hyperhidrosis is a frequent condition that complicates the life of the patients. They feel or are actually openly rejected by the persons they interact with. Sympathectomy by videothoracoscopy has become the approach of choice for patients with hyperhidrosis. Material and methods: we herein report our experience with thoracoscopic sympathectomy in 80 consecutive patients, operated upon during 24 months. Results: our results are comparable with those reported by other international groups as well as the degree of satisfaction expressed by the patients. Conclusion: videothoracoscopic sympathectomy is an effective and readily available technique to treat hyperhidrosis. More work is needed to diminish the incidence of compensatory sweating, a frequent and annoying side effect of the procedure.

Keywords : hyperhidrosis; thoracoscopic sympathectomy; compensatory sweating.

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