Liposuction as Treatment for Excessive Axillary Sweat
The purpose of this study is to determine if suction-curettage of the axilla is favorable in regard to effect, recovery and cosmetic appearance compared to standard surgical excision of the skin of the axilla in case of excessive sweating.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Suction-Curettage vs. Standard Excision in Axillary Hyperhidrosis|
|Primary Completion Date:||February 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
The surgical standard treatment for isolated excessive axillary sweating is excision of the hair-bearing area of the axilla. This technique is associated with a risk of impaired wound healing, infections, wide scars and a risk of impairment in the movement of the arm (seldom).
A new technique suction-curettage, much alike the liposuction technique, in which the dermis is curettage from a sub-dermal approach with a cutting and sucking devise, may be promising in regard to recovery and cosmetic appearance postoperatively, but the effect of the sweat production is not well known. This study compares liposuction vs. standard excision in individuals with isolated excessive isolated axillary sweating randomized to treatment with one of each technique in both axillas.
|Department of Plastic Surgery, Odense University Hospital|
|Odense, Fyn, Denmark, DK-5000|
|Study Chair:||Finn Gottrup, DMsci||University Center of Wound Healing, Dept. of Plastic Surgery, Odense University Hospital, Sdr. Boulevard 29, DK-5000 Odense C, Denmark|
|Study Director:||Torben Moeller-Christensen, MD||Department of Plastic Surgery, Odense University Hospital, Sdr. Boulevard 29, DK-5000 Odense C, Denmark|