The aim of the present prospective study was to confirm that a significant impairment of the heart rate to workload relationship was consistently observed following unilateral and/or bilateral (sympathectomy) surgery.
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2001;20:1095-1100
Cell body reorganization in the spinal cord after surgery to trea sweaty palms and blushing
The amount of compensatory sweating depends on the patient, the damage that the white rami communicans incurs, and the amount of cell body reorganization in the spinal cord after surgery. Other potential complications include inadequate resection of the ganglia, gustatory sweating, pneumothorax, cardiac dysfunction, post-operative pain, and finally Horner’s syndrome secondary to resection of the stellate ganglion. www.ubcmj.com/pdf/ubcmj_2_1_2010_24-29.pdf
The term ‘‘minimally invasive surgery’’ was initially applied to coelioscopic procedures such as laparoscopic cholecystectomy and hernia repair, thoracoscopic sympathectomy, and arthroscopy, but has since been abandoned, because doing the same operation through a smaller incision is not necessarily less invasive. The term ‘‘minimally invasive parathyroidectomy’’ does not fully convey the nature of the techniques, and, as previously debated in the wider ﬁeld of minimal-access surgery, carries connotations of increased safety that are not necessarily supported by the existing data .
Surg Clin N Am 84 (2004) 717–734
F. Fausto Palazzo, MS, FRCS(Gen), Leigh W. Delbridge, MD, FACS*
Department of Surgery, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney 2065, NSW, Australia