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

Updated: Feb 12, 2019
  • Author: Richard H S Karpinski, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Gregory Gary Caputy, MD, PhD, FICS  more...
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Wu et al and others advocate composite removal of skin and associated axillary glands to treat axillary hyperhidrosis, but such resection is likely either to leave behind significant functional gland tissue or to produce major scarring and limitation of range of motion. Such resections are more appropriately reserved for patients with hidradenitis.


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