eISSN: 2299-0054
ISSN: 1895-4588
Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques
Current issue Archive Videoforum Manuscripts accepted About the journal Supplements Editorial board Journal's reviewers Abstracting and indexing Subscription Contact Instructions for authors Ethical standards and procedures
SCImago Journal & Country Rank

 
4/2013
vol. 8
 
Share:
Share:
more
 
 
abstract:
Review paper

Influence of thoracoscopic sympathectomy on tendency to cry – case-controlled study

Tomasz Stefaniak
,
Marta Ćwigoń
,
Ad JJM Vingerhoets
,
Łukasz Dobosz
,
Maciej Kaczor
,
Tomasz Cwaliński
,
Marta Łankiewicz
,
Iwona Wrukowska

Videosurgery Miniinv 2013; 8 (4): 315–320
Online publish date: 2013/05/17
View full text
Get citation
ENW
EndNote
BIB
JabRef, Mendeley
RIS
Papers, Reference Manager, RefWorks, Zotero
AMA
APA
Chicago
Harvard
MLA
Vancouver
 
Introduction: Primary hyperhidrosis (PHH) is a disease that is mainly characterized by increased palmar and plantar sweating that significantly affects the everyday functioning. It is not clear to what extent this surgical intervention has an effect on one’s further emotional functioning.

Aim: To evaluate the impact of endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) on crying tendency in PHH patients.

Material and methods: Eighty-six patients qualified for ETS due to PHH took part in the study. All patients completed the Adult Crying Inventory (ACI) and the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy (FACIT) questionnaires before and 3 months after sympathectomy. The ACI questionnaire was additionally completed by a group of 60 volunteers.

Results: In females, the number of crying episodes increased after ETS, though it was still lower than the number observed in the control group (1.19 vs. 2.36 vs. 3.83; p < 0.05). In males the number of crying episodes dropped insignificantly to the number observed in the control group (0.87 vs. 0.27 vs. 0.14; p = NS). The tendency to cry in females decreased compared to the level prior to surgery, but it was lower than the level observed in the control group (respectively, 4.5 vs. 3.5 vs. 5.63; p < 0.05). In males the differences were not statistically significant (1.03 vs. 1.5 vs. 1.77; p = NS). There was no impact of emotional status on crying, either before or after the treatment.

Conclusions: Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy decreases the subjective tendency to cry though it increases the number of crying episodes in women, but does not change crying behaviours in men.
keywords:

crying, sympathectomy, autonomic system, thoracoscopic, sympathetic system

  
Quick links
© 2020 Termedia Sp. z o.o. All rights reserved.
Developed by Bentus.
PayU - płatności internetowe