Hyperhidrosis pp 107-114 | Cite as

Axillary Hyperhidrosis: Local Surgical Treatment with Aspiratory Curettage

  • Ronaldo Golcman
  • Murillo Francisco Pires FragaEmail author
  • Benjamin Golcman


Aspiratory curettage of the armpit’s sweat glands is an alternative method to endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy in the treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis, with or without bromhidrosis, and may also be complementary to the sympathectomy when it fails to achieve regional anhidrosis. It is a simple surgical method, with satisfactory results and minor complications with easy resolution in most cases.


Hyperhidrosis Bromhidrosis Axilla Curettage Suction Quality of life 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronaldo Golcman
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Murillo Francisco Pires Fraga
    • 2
    • 4
    Email author
  • Benjamin Golcman
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Brazilian Society of Plastic SurgerySão PauloBrazil
  3. 3.Hospital Israelita Albert EinsteinSão PauloBrazil
  4. 4.Faculty of Medical Sciences of Santa Casa of São PauloSão PauloBrazil

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