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Hyperhidrosis pp 235-242 | Cite as

Patient Selection for Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy for Facial Blushing

  • Claudio Suárez Cruzat
  • Francisco Suárez Vásquez
Chapter

Abstract

Patients with pathological facial blushing have different clinical characteristics than patients with hyperhidrosis. It is very important to be able to select patients that will benefit from having surgery, because regret rates are high in this group. In this chapter, we try to explain our selection methodology and highlight the literature and clinical experience that support our work.

Keywords

Facial blushing Flushing Sympathectomy ETS Social phobia Social anxiety disorder 

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Suggested Reading

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claudio Suárez Cruzat
    • 1
  • Francisco Suárez Vásquez
    • 2
  1. 1.Thoracic Surgery DepartmentClínica Santa MaríaSantiagoChile
  2. 2.Thoracic Surgery ProgramUniversidad de Los AndesSantiagoChile

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