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Table 2 Conventional Sympathectomy (CS) vs Modified Witmoser’s Procedure (MWT); technical aspects and outcomes

From: Video-assisted thoracoscopic sympathectomy versus modified Wittmoser method in surgical management of primary hyperhidrosis

 CS (129 patients)MWT (109 patients)95%CIp
N%N%
Operative time (minutes)21 ± 1 13 ± 1 −8.25 - -7.74< 0.0001
Operating room stay (minutes)63 ± 2 42 ± 4 −21.78 - -20.21< 0.0001
Devices
 Electrocautery4031.017568.8125.31–48.60< 0.0001
 Ultrasounds4333.332119.272.76–24.650.001
 Radiofrequency4635.661311.9213.35–33.83< 0.0001
Overall morbidity10782.942724.7746.60–67.20< 0.0001
Morbidity
 Thoracic pain4736.4354.5922.17–40.81< 0.0001
 Bradycardia3728.681110.098.564–27.995=0.0004
 Minor compensatory sweating129.3076.42−4.48 - 9.940.415
 Paresthesia118.5343.67−5.93 - 9.54< 0.0001