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Surgical treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis by suction-curettage of sweat glands.

Rezende RM, Luz FB - An Bras Dermatol (2014 Nov-Dec)

Bottom Line: Suction curettage is a dermatologic surgery technique for the treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis, which is becoming more popular.Suction-curettage of sweat glands is a minimally invasive surgical technique that is easy to perform, safe, has high rates of success and relatively few side-effects.It is generally well tolerated by patients and requires shorter time away from daily activities, when compared with other surgical modalities.

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Affiliation: Universidade Federal Fluminense, NiterĂ³i, RJ, Brazil.

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Unlabelled: Suction curettage is a dermatologic surgery technique for the treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis, which is becoming more popular.

Objective: The purpose of this study is to describe the current technique of removal of axillary sweat glands, and evaluate its efficacy and safety.

Conclusion: Suction-curettage of sweat glands is a minimally invasive surgical technique that is easy to perform, safe, has high rates of success and relatively few side-effects. It is generally well tolerated by patients and requires shorter time away from daily activities, when compared with other surgical modalities.

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Parameters used to indicate sufficient curettage: A: skin is thin andeasy to pinch; B: violet skin coloration; C: skin suckedthrough the holes of the suction cannula; D and E: easydetachment of hairs when gently pulled by the surgeon
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f04: Parameters used to indicate sufficient curettage: A: skin is thin andeasy to pinch; B: violet skin coloration; C: skin suckedthrough the holes of the suction cannula; D and E: easydetachment of hairs when gently pulled by the surgeon

Mentions: However, surgeons should be alert to the fact that curettage should be performed in sucha way as to generate the best possible results with the fewest possible side effects(Chart 4 and Figure 3).


Surgical treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis by suction-curettage of sweat glands.

Rezende RM, Luz FB - An Bras Dermatol (2014 Nov-Dec)

Parameters used to indicate sufficient curettage: A: skin is thin andeasy to pinch; B: violet skin coloration; C: skin suckedthrough the holes of the suction cannula; D and E: easydetachment of hairs when gently pulled by the surgeon
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f04: Parameters used to indicate sufficient curettage: A: skin is thin andeasy to pinch; B: violet skin coloration; C: skin suckedthrough the holes of the suction cannula; D and E: easydetachment of hairs when gently pulled by the surgeon
Mentions: However, surgeons should be alert to the fact that curettage should be performed in sucha way as to generate the best possible results with the fewest possible side effects(Chart 4 and Figure 3).

Bottom Line: Suction curettage is a dermatologic surgery technique for the treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis, which is becoming more popular.Suction-curettage of sweat glands is a minimally invasive surgical technique that is easy to perform, safe, has high rates of success and relatively few side-effects.It is generally well tolerated by patients and requires shorter time away from daily activities, when compared with other surgical modalities.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Universidade Federal Fluminense, NiterĂ³i, RJ, Brazil.

ABSTRACT

Unlabelled: Suction curettage is a dermatologic surgery technique for the treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis, which is becoming more popular.

Objective: The purpose of this study is to describe the current technique of removal of axillary sweat glands, and evaluate its efficacy and safety.

Conclusion: Suction-curettage of sweat glands is a minimally invasive surgical technique that is easy to perform, safe, has high rates of success and relatively few side-effects. It is generally well tolerated by patients and requires shorter time away from daily activities, when compared with other surgical modalities.

Show MeSH
Related in: MedlinePlus