Thoracic outlet syndrome: another cause for unilateral palmar hyperhidrosis

Oezdemir O., Oezcakar L.

CLINICAL RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.26, no.8, pp.1375-1376, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10067-006-0400-5
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1375-1376
  • Keywords: palmar hyperhidrosis, thoracic outlet syndrome, unilateral


One of the most important therapeutic goal in hyperhidrosis treatment is to seek for the underlying cause and to tailor the treatment accordingly. A detailed history and prompt physical examination are needed to clarify the etiological factor. In this study, we report a 34-year-old woman with a diagnosis of thoracic outlet syndrome presenting with complaints of pain, numbness, and fatigue in her left arm and ipsilateral palmar hyperhidrosis. Thus, we want to highlight a specific potential cause of secondary hyperhidrosis, which can otherwise be easily overlooked, and furthermore, which has a completely different treatment strategy.