Axillary hyperhidrosis affects approximately 1.4% of the population. Medical management is often frustrating, and the response generally transient. Surgical methods include thoracoscopic sympathectomy or sympathicotomy and local axillary surgery such as suction-curettage or en-bloc skin resection. Many case series with retrospective follow-up are available in the literature, but no comparative studies between surgical techniques have been published.
Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2013, Vol 95, Issue 1, p. 264-268