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Table 4 Postoperative morbidity according to technique and device adopted for surgical method

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

 CS (129 patients)MWT (109 patients)Χ2
ElectrocauteryEnergy DevicesElectrocauteryEnergy DevicesElectrocautery vs Energy Devices (Group A) pElectrocautery vs Energy Devices (Group B) pElectrocautery (Group A vs Group B) pEnergy Devices (Group A vs Group B) p
Thoracic pain14 (10.85%)33 (25.58%)1 (0.92%)4 (3.67%)0.0020.0760.001< 0.0001
Bradycardia18 (13.95%)19 (14.72%)5 (4.58%)6 (5.50%)0.8600.7560.0150.022
Compensatory sweating3 (2.32%)9 (6.97%)2 (1.83%)5 (4.58%)0.0760.2500.7930.435
Paresthesia6 (4.65%)5 (3.87%)2 (1.83%)2 (1.83%)0.7561.0000.2290.354