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Successful thoracoscopic sympathectomy for primary erythromelalgia in the upper extremities

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Erythromelalgia is known as a rare syndrome of unknown etiology, characterized by redness with burning pain, edema associated with increased skin temperature in the upper and/or lower extremities. Various treatments such as drug therapies and sympathetic blockade were reported. We report two cases including a 57-year-old woman and a 64-year-old woman, showing the successful clinical outcome by bilateral thoracoscopic sympathectomy.

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Nakajima, Y., Koizumi, K., Hirata, T. et al. Successful thoracoscopic sympathectomy for primary erythromelalgia in the upper extremities. Jpn J Thorac Caridovasc Surg 52, 524–526 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11748-004-0003-5

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Key words

  • primary erythromelalgia
  • sympathectomy
  • thoracoscopic surgery