Intercostal Nerve Reconstruction for Severe Compensatory Hyperhidrosis: The Gebitekin Technique


GEBİTEKİN C. , MELEK H. , Cetinkaya G., ÖZER E. , YENTÜRK E. , SEVİNÇ T. E. , ...Daha Fazla

ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY, cilt.111, sa.6, 2021 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 111 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2021
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.11.067
  • Dergi Adı: ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY

Özet

Compensatory sweating (CS) is the most common and disabling complication of endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy and represents an unmet clinical challenge. Our surgical hypothesis is to generate a parallel pathway to the damaged part of the sympathetic nerve, similar to the Kuntz nerve, by reconstructing the 2 healthy intercostal nerves, thus treating CS. Here, we present a novel videothoracoscopic technique involving bilateral intercostal nerve reconstruction in patients with severe CS after endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy.