Sympathicotomy for isolated facial blushing: a randomized clinical trial

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  • Peter Bjørn Licht, Hjerte-, Lunge- og Karkirurgi, Denmark
  • Hans K Pilegaard
  • Lars Ladegaard, Hjerte-, Lunge- og Karkirurgi, Denmark
Facial blushing is one of the most peculiar of human expressions. The pathophysiology is unclear, and the prevalence is unknown. Thoracoscopic sympathectomy may cure the symptom and is increasingly used in patients with isolated facial blushing. The evidence base for the optimal level of targeting the sympathetic chain is limited to retrospective case studies. We present a randomized clinical trial.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume94
Issue2
Pages (from-to)401-5
Number of pages5
ISSN0003-4975
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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