THORACOSCOPIC SYMPATHECTOMY IN PATIENTS WITH PALMAR HYPERHIDROSIS: EVALUATION OF QUALITY OF LIFE AFTER SURGERY

Lisete Aires Silva, Mafalda Botelho De Melo, Joana Andrade Barros, Miguel Jeri, João Vasconcelos, Miguel Maia, João Almeida Pinto & José Vidoedo
When approaching patients with primary palmar hyperhidrosis (PH), refractory to conservative treatment, endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) is a safe and effective alternative. Methods and materials: Retrospective study in order to assess the quality of life of patients with PH undergoing ETS, from 1 of January 2009 to 31 of December 2014. The data was collected from the medical registries of each patient and from a clinical interview with the application of the quality of life...
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