sympathectomy

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sym·pa·thec·to·my

 (sĭm′pə-thĕk′tə-mē)
n. pl. sym·pa·thec·to·mies
Surgical removal of a part of the sympathetic nervous system.

sympathectomy

(ˌsɪmpəˈθɛktəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Surgery) the surgical excision or chemical destruction (chemical sympathectomy) of one or more parts of the sympathetic nervous system
[C20: from sympathetic + -ectomy]

sym•pa•thec•to•my

(ˌsɪm pəˈθɛk tə mi)

n., pl. -mies.
surgery that interrupts a nerve pathway of the sympathetic or involuntary nervous system.
[1895–1900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sympathectomy - surgical interruption of a nerve pathway in the sympathetic nervous system
ablation, cutting out, extirpation, excision - surgical removal of a body part or tissue
Translations

sym·pa·thec·to·my

, sympathetectomy
n. simpatectomía, extirpación de una porción del simpático.

sympathectomy

n (pl -mies) simpatectomía
References in periodicals archive ?
Sometimes, in very severe cases, Botox injections can help or even a keyhole operation called an endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS).
An operation known as endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) has been used in cases of severe blushing in recent years but, in my opinion, surgery should be considered as a last resort.
In some severe cases an operation called an Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy may help.

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