Case Report

Can radiofrequency thermocoagulation of thoracal sympathetic ganglion be useful in hyperhidrosis treatment? (presentation of two cases)

  • Atilla Ergin
  • M. İbrahim Yegül

Received Date: 22.04.2005 Accepted Date: 30.12.2005 Gulhane Med J 2006;48(1):48-49

Palmar hyperhidrosis, characterized with excessive sweating of palms and seen at all age groups, is an unpleasant condition that affects life quality negatively. Diagnosis is usually made based upon the history and observation of sweating. Treatment of this condition is difficult and numerous treatment modalities are available. The therapeutic procedures include topical and systemic agents, iontophoresis, botulinum toxin injections, surgical, chemical and radiofrequency sympathectomy. In this article two patients in whom bilateral upper thoracic (T2-T3) percutaneous radiofrequency sympathectomy was performed are presented, and it is concluded that this technique is effective and well tolerated.

Keywords: Hyperhidrosis, sympathectomy