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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.

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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]
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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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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
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Translations

sym·pa·thec·to·my

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

n (pl -mies) simpatectomía
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Intermittent pneumatic compression of the foot and calves has been used to augment perfusion to the lower extremities in patients with severe claudication or critical limb ischemia who are not revascularization candidates because of distal arterial occlusive disease, including Thromboangiitis obliterans12.Epidural spinal cord stimulation has been shown to improve regional perfusion in patients with Thromboangiitis obliterans13.Peripheral periarterial sympathectomy is occasionally considered for patients with refractory pain and digital ischemia but remains controversial.
In some cases an extensive celiac plexus denervation and a periarterial sympathectomy have been performed (Cormier & De La Fontaine; Watson & Sadikali).
In a retrospective review of 129 fingers in 38 patients with scleroderma and chronic digital ischemia, 86% reported improved symptoms with periarterial sympathectomy after a follow-up period of up to 41 months.

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