Can we predict the compensatory hyperhidrosis following a thoracic sympathectomy?


Kara M., Kose S., Cayirci C. E. , Koksal A.

INDIAN JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.35, no.2, pp.190-195, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12055-018-0769-1
  • Title of Journal : INDIAN JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.190-195

Abstract

Background Primary hyperhidrosis is a functionally and socially disabling condition resulting in social embarrassment and low quality of life. Thoracic sympathectomy is a definitive choice of treatment with favorable results. However, patients may face another embarrassing condition following surgery as compensatory hyperhidrosis which has no definitive treatment. The predictors of compensatory hyperhidrosis are controversial and remain unclear.