What is Sympathectomy?

Category: Surgeries


A sympathectomy is a procedure in which the sympathetic nerve is cut, preventing the brain from sending signals through this nerve. This procedure may be used in cases of severe sweating, facial blushing, or Raynaud's phenomenon. It is typically used after other treatments have failed. 

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