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Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis: Technique and results.

Cinà CS, Cinà MM, Clase CM - J Minim Access Surg (2007)

Bottom Line: We review the clinical features of hyperhidrosis and the range of treatments used for this condition.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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Affiliation: Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto and Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada.

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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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Distribution of the IIRS score before and after early surgery in patients with hyperhidrosis, and in controls
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Figure 0008: Distribution of the IIRS score before and after early surgery in patients with hyperhidrosis, and in controls

Mentions: Early after surgery (1 to 2 months) people with hyperhidrosis had a total score which was significantly lower than that before surgery (P = < 0.0001) and more in keeping with that of people without hyperhidrosis [Figure 7]. A similar pattern was identified for each of the individual questions of the IIRS. The difference is statistically significant for each of the questions and scale items, for the global severity score and for the total IIRS score at both early and late postoperative time points. For the global severity question, in the preoperative questionnaire the median global severity score was 7 and the lowest response was 5. In the early and late postoperative period the median score was 1, highest 7. For the question on magnitude of change in overall symptoms after ETS, the median score was 7 (lowest 5) at the early post-operative time point and 7 (lowest 2) for the late responses. The improvement in postoperative responses to the IIRS questionnaire was stable as manifested in the late follow up results [Table 6]


Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis: Technique and results.

Cinà CS, Cinà MM, Clase CM - J Minim Access Surg (2007)

Distribution of the IIRS score before and after early surgery in patients with hyperhidrosis, and in controls
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC2749196&req=5

Figure 0008: Distribution of the IIRS score before and after early surgery in patients with hyperhidrosis, and in controls
Mentions: Early after surgery (1 to 2 months) people with hyperhidrosis had a total score which was significantly lower than that before surgery (P = < 0.0001) and more in keeping with that of people without hyperhidrosis [Figure 7]. A similar pattern was identified for each of the individual questions of the IIRS. The difference is statistically significant for each of the questions and scale items, for the global severity score and for the total IIRS score at both early and late postoperative time points. For the global severity question, in the preoperative questionnaire the median global severity score was 7 and the lowest response was 5. In the early and late postoperative period the median score was 1, highest 7. For the question on magnitude of change in overall symptoms after ETS, the median score was 7 (lowest 5) at the early post-operative time point and 7 (lowest 2) for the late responses. The improvement in postoperative responses to the IIRS questionnaire was stable as manifested in the late follow up results [Table 6]

Bottom Line: We review the clinical features of hyperhidrosis and the range of treatments used for this condition.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.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto and Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada.

ABSTRACT

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.

No MeSH data available.