Journal Title: پاییز 96 Article title: Evaluation of Thoracoscopic Sympathectomy in Patients with Hyperhidrosis
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Article abstract: Introduction & Objective: One of the efficient and available ways to treat the hyperhidrosis is thoracic sympathectomy. Our goal of this study was to evaluate the success rate of this method of therapy in patients with hyperhidrosis.
Materials & Methods: This cross-sectional study enrolled all patients with initial hyperhidrosis in Babol Medical Sciences hospitals, between the years 2003-2015 whom have been hospitalized and treated by surgery. Eventually the patient entered the study were 51. The data analyzed by SPSS V. 20 and using statistical test of Chi-Square, T-Test analysis.
Results: Of the 51 patients, 47 patients (92.1%) had no complications after surgery, 44 patients (86.2%) had complete response after surgery. There was no significant relation between age and success rate (P = 0.22). Between age of onset and thoracoscopic sympathectomy success rate there was no significant correlations (P = 0.54). There was no significant relation between job of patients and the success rate (P = 0.34). The findings indicate that the final result of sympathectomy surgery is in close relation with the level of sympathectomy (P = 0.01).
Conclusions: Sympathectomy is a safe and effective treatment for patients with hyperhidrosis.
Article KeyWords: Thoracic Sympathectomy, Hyperhidrosis, Surgery