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Thoracoscopic sympathectomy; evaluation of technique and advantages

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K B Galketiya ,

Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya, LK
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V Pinto

Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya, LK
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Consultant Anaesthetist
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Abstract

Thoracoscopic sympathectomy is performed for digital ischaemia, hyperhydrosis and chronic pain conditions. When performed by thoracoscopy the morbidity is less than the open procedure. Clear identification of the sympathetic chain prevent the incidence of Horner’s syndrome. The procedure could be performed in an acceptable time with insignificant blood loss. Intercostal drainage was not required. The post operative morbidity is minimal with patients being discharged within 48hours.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/jccp.v44i1-2.7695

Journal of the Ceylon College of Physicians, 2013, 44, 45-46

How to Cite: Galketiya, K.B. & Pinto, V., (2014). Thoracoscopic sympathectomy; evaluation of technique and advantages. Journal of the Ceylon College of Physicians. 44(1-2), pp.45–46. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jccp.v44i1-2.7695
Published on 27 Nov 2014.
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