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Liposuction as Treatment for Excessive Axillary Sweat

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00228072
First Posted: September 28, 2005
Last Update Posted: May 29, 2008
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Information provided by:
Odense University Hospital
  Purpose
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.

  Eligibility

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

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)
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00228072


Locations
Denmark
Department of Plastic Surgery, Odense University Hospital
Odense, Fyn, Denmark, DK-5000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Odense University Hospital
Investigators
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

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00228072     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: VF20030189
First Submitted: September 26, 2005
First Posted: September 28, 2005
Last Update Posted: May 29, 2008
Last Verified: May 2008

Keywords provided by Odense University Hospital:
Hyperhidrosis
Axillary
Excision
Suction-curettage
Outcome

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hyperhidrosis
Sweat Gland Diseases
Skin Diseases