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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 132-140

Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis: Technique and results

1 Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto and Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
2 Student Toronto French School, Canada
3 Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine and Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

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Victoria Medical Centre, 304 Victoria Avenue North, Suite 305, Hamilton, ON, L8L 5G4
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0972-9941.38907

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Outline: We review the clinical features of hyperhidrosis and the range of treatments used for this condition. We describe in detail the technique of endoscopic sympathectomy. We summarize studies that have reported results of endoscopic sympathectomy. We present new data highlighting the difference in quality of life between patients with hyperhidrosis and controls.


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