Wet and dry hands after video-assisted thoracoscopic pleurectomy
SourceInteractive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, 16, 4, (2013), pp. 563-4
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Cardio Thoracic Surgery
Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
SubjectNCEBP 14: Cardiovascular diseases
Damage to the thoracic sympathic chain is a rare complication of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) pleurectomy. We report our experience with a patient who underwent parietal pleurectomy and bullectomy by VATS and postoperatively suffered from palmar anhydrosis and compensatory controlateral hyperhidrosis. The possible mechanisms of nerve damage and various techniques of performing pleurectomy are discussed.
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