How is it treated?
Among the various forms of treatment (antiperspirants, iontophoresis, botulinum toxin), surgical interruption of the thoracic sympathetic region responsible for excessive sweating is a therapeutic procedure that offers a definitive cure for this disorder. Today, the operation is performed using videothoracoscopy, therefore with minimal invasiveness: in fact, it is performed through two very small skin incisions in the armpit, which gives excellent aesthetic results. The procedure requires about 48 hours of hospitalization and has an immediate effect with complete disappearance of the disorder in 99% of cases. Compensating sweating may occur after surgery (in about 50% of cases) in other parts of the body (usually in the trunk and legs); it is a phenomenon that usually occurs mildly and only during exercise