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Liposuction as Treatment for Excessive Axillary Sweat

This study has been completed.
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Odense University Hospital Identifier:
First received: September 26, 2005
Last updated: May 28, 2008
Last verified: May 2008
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.

Condition Intervention Phase
Hyperhidrosis Procedure: Suction-curettage Phase 2 Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Suction-Curettage vs. Standard Excision in Axillary Hyperhidrosis

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Further study details as provided by Odense University Hospital:

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Primary Completion Date: February 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

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.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult individuals with primary axillary hyperhidrosis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Secondary axillary hyperhidrosis
  • Hidrosadenitis axillaris/inguinalis
  • Prior surgery
  • Iontophoresis or botox treatment 12 months prior
  • Known hypersensitivity to local analgetics (lidocaine)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00228072

Department of Plastic Surgery, Odense University Hospital
Odense, Fyn, Denmark, DK-5000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Odense University Hospital
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
  More Information Identifier: NCT00228072     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: VF20030189
Study First Received: September 26, 2005
Last Updated: May 28, 2008

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Sweat Gland Diseases
Skin Diseases processed this record on August 22, 2017