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Hyperhidrosis pp 215-224 | Cite as

Endoscopic Lumbar Sympathectomy in the Treatment of Hyperhidrosis: Results and Complications

  • Marcelo de Paula Loureiro
  • Rafael Reisfeld
  • Eraj Basseri
  • Gregg Kai Nishi
  • Roman Rieger
  • Karina Wurm-Wolfsgruber
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Abstract

In this chapter, the authors present a compilation of their more than 10 years’ experience with endoscopic lumbar sympathectomy (ELS), which they practice in three different countries.

Results regarding complications, quality of life, and satisfaction are presented with different follow-up periods.

ELS is the best option today to treat severe plantar hyperidrosis, with a low morbidity and no mortality in these series.

Complications are minor and, in general, temporary.

Keywords

Sympathectomy Laparoscopy Retroperitoneal space Hyperhidrosis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcelo de Paula Loureiro
    • 1
  • Rafael Reisfeld
    • 2
  • Eraj Basseri
    • 2
  • Gregg Kai Nishi
    • 2
  • Roman Rieger
    • 3
  • Karina Wurm-Wolfsgruber
    • 3
  1. 1.General Surgery and BiotechnologyPositivo University and INC HospitalCuritibaBrazil
  2. 2.The Center for HyperhidrosisBeverly HillsUSA
  3. 3.Surgical DepartmentSalzkammergut-Klinikum GmundenGmundenAustria

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