Hyperhidrosis - Excessive Sweating

Hyperhidrosis – Laparoscopic Lumbar Sympathectomy – a case report

Introduction

Hyperhidrosis is sweating in excess than that is required for normal thermoregulation.  It begins in either childhood or adolescence. Although any site on the body can be affected by hyperhidrosis, the sites most commonly affected are the palms, soles, and axillae. Hyperhidrosis exists in 3 forms: Emotionally induced hyperhidrosis (in which it affects the palms, soles, and axillae,    Localized hyperhidrosis, Generalized hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis often causes great emotional distress and occupational disability for the patient, regardless of the form.It affects both sexes and affects persons of all ages.In a study of 850 patients with palmar, axillary, or facial hyperhidrosis, 62% of patients reported that sweating began since before they could remember; 33%, since puberty; and 5%, during adulthood.

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thyroglossal cyst

Thyroglossal Cyst – Endoscopic Excision – First of its kind in Kerala

A team of Surgeons in the Dept of Minimally Invasive Surgery at VPS Lakeshore Hospital, Kochi, has successfully removed a cyst from inside the upper neck without any cut on the neck. This was a Thyroglossal cyst. Its a very rare keyhole surgery of its kind – first time in the state of Kerala was performed on a 30-year-old person from Wayanad.

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