Surgical Treatment of Axillary Hyperhidrosis Questions & Answers

Updated: Feb 12, 2019
  • Author: Richard H S Karpinski, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Gregory Gary Caputy, MD, PhD, FICS  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is hyperhidrosis?

What is the prevalence of axillary hyperhidrosis?

What causes axillary hyperhidrosis?

What is the pathophysiology of axillary hyperhidrosis?

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of axillary hyperhidrosis?

What are the contraindications to surgery for axillary hyperhidrosis?

Workup

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of axillary hyperhidrosis?

What is the role of gravimetric measurement of sweat production in the workup of axillary hyperhidrosis?

Treatment

What is the goal of medical therapy for axillary hyperhidrosis?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis?

What is the role of topical antiperspirants in axillary hyperhidrosis treatment?

What is the role of iontophoresis in axillary hyperhidrosis treatment?

What is the role of medications in axillary hyperhidrosis treatment?

What is the role of radiation in axillary hyperhidrosis treatment?

What is the role of botulinum toxin (BOTOX) injections in axillary hyperhidrosis treatment?

What is included in the surgical treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis?

What is the role of open sympathectomy in axillary hyperhidrosis treatment?

What is the role of endoscopic sympathectomy in axillary hyperhidrosis treatment?

What is the role of clipping in axillary hyperhidrosis treatment?

What is the role of the Skoog procedure in axillary hyperhidrosis treatment?

What is the role of skin resection in axillary hyperhidrosis treatment?

What is the role of suction adenectomy in axillary hyperhidrosis treatment?

What is the role of endoscopic adenectomy in axillary hyperhidrosis treatment?

What is included in preoperative care for endoscopic sympathectomy to treat axillary hyperhidrosis?

What is included in preoperative care for the Skoog procedure to treat axillary hyperhidrosis?

How is endoscopic sympathectomy for axillary hyperhidrosis performed?

How is the Skoog procedure for axillary hyperhidrosis performed?

What are the possible complications of endoscopic sympathectomy for axillary hyperhidrosis?

What are the possible complications of the Skoog procedure for axillary hyperhidrosis?

What outcomes have been reported for endoscopic sympathectomy to treat axillary hyperhidrosis?

What outcomes have been reported for the Skoog procedure to treat axillary hyperhidrosis?

Why is insurance coverage of axillary hyperhidrosis treatment frequently denied?