How to select patients properly for surgical treatment of hyperhidrosis?

Fernando Vannucci, José Augusto Araújo


The history of sympathetic surgery has begun at the 19th century (1). At that time, the scientific knowledge about the autonomous nervous system and its disorders was minimal. Due to this, the selection of patients and the surgical indications for procedures on the sympathetic chain were quite imprecise, and thus, the results were anecdotal.