Laparoscopic Cervicodorsal Sympathectomy for Hyperhydrosis and Raynaud's Disease of Upper Extremities
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Forty ihoracoscopic sympathectomies were performed in this research for palmer hyperhydrosis and Raynaud's disease of 20 patients. Cervical sympathectomy being minimally invasive, fast and safe with minimal morbidity, were dune on each side in the same sitting in 10 cases and in separate sitting for the other 10 cases. The results were encouraging over open Technique with minimal recurrence. Short term postoperative complications include: pneumothorax 25%, compensatory hyperhydrosis 42.H% (for case of hyperhydos is), mild Homer's in 10%, neuralgic pain in 40% and recurrent symptoms in case of Raynaud's in very low percent (one cases out of 6 for Raynaud's). The patients were satisfied with the result of operation for short hospital stay, cosmetic and favour able results.