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Titolo:
Early complications of thoracic endoscopic sympathectomy: A prospective study of 940 procedures
Autore:
Gossot, D; Kabiri, H; Caliandro, R; Debrosse, D; Girard, P; Grunenwald, D;
Indirizzi:
Inst Mutualiste Montsouris, Thorac Dept, F-75014 Paris, France Inst Mutualiste Montsouris Paris France F-75014 t, F-75014 Paris, France
Titolo Testata:
ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY
fascicolo: 4, volume: 71, anno: 2001,
pagine: 1116 - 1119
SICI:
0003-4975(200104)71:4<1116:ECOTES>2.0.ZU;2-Z
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
THORACOSCOPIC SYMPATHECTOMY; TRANSTHORACIC SYMPATHECTOMY; HYPERHIDROSIS PALMARIS; SYMPATHICOTOMY; AXILLARY; CHYLOTHORAX; EXPERIENCE; OPERATION;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
19
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Gossot, D Inst Mutualiste Montsouris, Thorac Dept, 42 Bd Jourdan, F-75014 Paris, France Inst Mutualiste Montsouris 42 Bd Jourdan Paris France F-75014 e
Citazione:
D. Gossot et al., "Early complications of thoracic endoscopic sympathectomy: A prospective study of 940 procedures", ANN THORAC, 71(4), 2001, pp. 1116-1119

Abstract

Background. Thoracic endoscopic sympathectomy (TES) has become the surgical technique of choice for treating intractable palmar hyperhidrosis and is usually considered as a simple and safe procedure. To evaluate the complication rate of TES, we conducted a prospective study of peri- and postoperative complications. Methods. From 1995 to 1999, 467 consecutive patients were operated on for upper limb hyperhidrosis. There were 164 men and 303 women, ranging in age from 15 to 59 years (mean 31 years). In all but 5 cases, the procedure was bilateral. Eleven patients underwent a reoperation for failure; thus the total number of sympathectomies was 940. The procedure was performed in two stages in 182 patients and in one stage in 267 patients. All patients were seen 1 month after the operation. Results. There was no mortality. The mean postoperative hospital stay was 2.3 days in the group of patients who were operated on in two stages and 1.1 day in patients who were operated on in one stage. There were three majorcomplications: one tear of the right subclavian artery and two chylothoraces. There were 25 cases (5.3%) of bleeding (300 to 600 mt) during dissection of the sympathetic trunk due to injury to an intercostal vein; in all cases it was controlled thoracoscopically. There were 12 pneumothoraces (1.3%)after removal of chest tubes. All of these were unilateral. Four required chest drainage for a period of less than 24 hours. One patient had a mild pleural effusion. Four patients had a unilateral partial Horner Syndrome (0.4%) that disappeared within 3 months in 2 patients. The other 2 patients were lost to follow-up. One patient complained of rhinitis. Conclusions. Although morbidity was low, significant complications of TES occurred. Patients should be clearly warned that TES is not as minor a procedure as usually asserted. Complications as well as adverse effects should be considered when discussing this surgical indication. (C) 2001 by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

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