Laparoscopic Cervicodorsal Sympathectomy for Hyperhydrosis and Raynaud's Disease of Upper Extremities
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Forty thoracoscopic sympathectomies were performed in this research for palmer hyperhydrosis and Raynaud's disease of 20 patients. Cervical sytnpathectomy being minimally invasive, fast and safe with minimal morbidity, were done on each vide 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 8% (for case of hyperhydosis), 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 favourable results.