Article Abstract

Extended uniportal bilateral sympathectomy

Authors: Marcello Migliore, Manuela Palazzolo, Manuela Pennisi, Marco Nardini, Francesco Borrata

Abstract

Hyperhidrosis affect 3% of the population and, despite benign nature of the disease, the individuals seek medical advice in order to improve their quality of life which can be severely compromised. The interruption of the sympathetic chain (sympathectomy) and of the nerve of Kuntz established its role as the definitive treatment of primary hyperhidrosis. In this manuscript, we present our extended uniportal technique with the aid of the video. Uniportal approach expresses all its benefit when applied for this procedure because there is no specimen to be retrieved and all the surgery is accomplished through a 1–2 cm port access.