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 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier


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.