Hyperhidrosis pp 117-126 | Cite as

Anatomy of the Sympathetic Nervous System in Relation to Surgical Hyperhidrosis Treatment

  • André Felix Gentil
  • Arthur W. Poetscher


The sympathetic nervous system consists of encephalic nerve centers from which preganglionic fibers depart that will synapse in the ganglia with neurons that originate in the postganglionic fibers and will innervate the sweat glands. In this chapter anatomical aspects of this system are described that must be known to the physician who performs surgical procedures on the sympathetic chain.


Anatomy Sympathetic nervous system Hyperhidrosis Sympathectomy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • André Felix Gentil
    • 1
    • 2
  • Arthur W. Poetscher
    • 3
    • 2
    • 4
  1. 1.Neurosurgeon of the Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein in São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.School of MedicineUniversity of São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  3. 3.Neurosurgeon of the Hospital Israelita Albert EinsteinSão PauloBrazil
  4. 4.Albert Einstein Institute for Teaching and ResearchSão PauloBrazil

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