Simpatectomía toracoscópica: una revisión de la literatura
Otros títulos : 
Thoracoscopic sympathectomy: a literature review
Palabras clave : 
Raynaud disease
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Sociedad Española de Neurocirugía
Bejarano B, Manrique M. Simpatectomía toracoscópica: una revisión de la literatura. Neurocirugia (Astur) 2010 Feb;21(1):5-13.
INTRODUCTION: Since its first description by Kux in 1954, the thoracic endoscopic (thoracoscopic) sympathectomy has rendered the open techniques obsolete in the treatment of the hyperhidrosis and other sympathetic-related diseases. AIM. The goal of this article is to present a critical review of the current indications, results and complications of the endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An extensive search and review of published papers on the thoracoscopic sympathectomy was undertaken. RESULTS: The thoracoscopic sympathectomy has evolved as a therapeutic choice in patients with focal hyperhidrosis, pain syndromes and peripheral vascular disorders, particularly. The results, recurrences and complications are similar to the previously established open procedures; nevertheless, the morbidity, the hospital stay and the time to return to activities of daily living are substantially reduced. The highest success and satisfaction rates (over 95%) were observed among patients treated for focal hyperhidrosis. CONCLUSIONS: The success and complication rates of thoracoscopic sympathectomy are comparable to those of open techniques, with an easier postoperative period and an earlier return to labor and daily living.

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