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

Updated: Feb 12, 2019
  • Author: Richard H S Karpinski, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Gregory Gary Caputy, MD, PhD, FICS  more...
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Use history, physical, and preoperative chest radiographs to exclude patients with preexisting pulmonary pathology. Many surgeons prefer to have the anesthesia conducted with a double-lumen endotracheal tube. Anesthesia monitoring should be extensive and may include arterial blood pressure, ECG, pulse oximetry, end-tidal carbon dioxide, and peak airway pressures.


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