Resolution of generalized compensatory hyperhidrosis related to sympathectomy, after T2 sympatholysis

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Abstract

Compensatory hyperhidrosis (CH) is common after sympathectomy, and most treatments are ineffective. We present a 36-year-old man whose CH was effectively treated with percutaneous sympatholysis. The patient's axillary-palmar hyperhidrosis had been treated with T3-4 sympathetic ligation. The patient developed CH involving the head, face, back, torso and feet and was referred for computed tomography-guided percutaneous T2 sympatholysis for craniofacial symptoms, after which the patient experienced resolution of CH (complete face/neck/feet and partial back/torso), despite the treated level being above the previous ligation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1231-1232
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Volume52
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2017

Keywords

  • Compensatory hyperhidrosis
  • Percutaneous sympatholysis
  • Sympathectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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