Treatment of hyperhidrosis- Resection of sweat glands

Reasons for this operation are as follows: excessive sweating in the armpit, termed hyperhidrosis or bromhidrosis.

What you should keep in mind

Anaesthesia:
local with sedation or general
Length of operation:
2 hours
Patient status:
day-clinic
Side effects:
swelling, hematoma, restriction of movement of the arms for 2 to 3 weeks
Recovery:
back to work: 1 week
Result:
lasting

The operation

The resection of axillary sweat glands is the final treatment option when all conservative treatment choices have failed. The extent of the hyperhidrotic area can be marked by a starch-iodine solution. The sweat glands are then removed via a small cross- or z-shaped incision and the wound is closed with sutures.


Praxis Prof. Dr. med. Beer, Zürich
Example of beads of perspiration in the armpit.

Treatment options

Treatment areas