What is the role of surgical sympathectomy in the treatment of frostbite?

Updated: Oct 13, 2020
  • Author: Bobak Zonnoor , MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Answer

Early surgical sympathectomy was been proposed in the past to reduce vasoconstriction-associated tissue loss.  However, evidence to support this practice is limited or lacking.  It is therefore not recommended.


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