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Thoracoscopic Sympathectomy for Hyperhidrosis: A Lagniappe

  • Kalpaj R. Parekh

The Oxford English Dictionary defines lagniappe as “something given as a bonus or gratuity, extra reward.” This brief chapter discusses thoracoscopic sympathectomy, the only nongastrointestinal subject included in this manual. The editor offers it as a lagniappe. As such, it is briefer than the previous chapters, and opposing viewpoints are not given.

Keywords

Stellate Ganglion Oxford English Dictionary Palmar Hyperhidrosis Compensatory Sweating Compensatory Hyperhidrosis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kalpaj R. Parekh
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  1. 1.Division of General Thoracic SurgeryUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA

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