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]
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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
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Although the mechanism is still unknown, a recent study using selective [beta]-antagonists and surgical sympathectomy suggested the participation of [[beta].
Sympathectomy in the early phase of the disease has been shown to ameliorate experimental arthritis, indicating the pro-inflammatory influence of adrenergic signaling (69).
Local or regional blocks with local anaesthetic provide good relief, and the resultant sympathectomy may be useful in improving perfusion, but this should be restricted to skilled hands and not used in NFCI, where it worsens the risk of chronic pain.
2,3,6,7] Thoracic epidural causes a selective chemical sympathectomy provides segmental block which can attenuate the stress response and this segmental block is compensated by the sympathetic overactivity by the unblocked segments.
5 reported the usage of uniportal VATS on partial lobectomy of lung, followed by thoracic sympathectomy, fenestration of pericardium and Mediastinal lymph node biopsy.
In the past, cervical sympathectomy performed by laser and a similar procedure for the feet, a lumbar sympathectomy, performed via injection, can prove to be rather successful.
In refractory cases apart from the modalities used for the acute CRPS, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, spinal cord stimulation, regional sympathetic blockades, surgical sympathectomy, and occupational therapy have been used with limited success [2, 7, 10].
Especially, this requirement becomes more significant in applications such as thoracoscopic sympathectomy (Daniel, 1996).
Importance of sympathectomy induced by continuous brachial plexus block for digital replantation in a patient with liver cirrhosis: Case report
Therefore, surgical sympathectomy was first performed in 1921 and continued into the 1950s.
Transthoracic endoscopic T-2,3 sympathectomy for facial hyperhidrosis.
The severity of bradycardia and hypotension depends upon the extent of sympathectomy that depends upon the height of blockade15.