Unilateral occipital hyperhidrosis following Chiari I decompression: Case report and a review of the literature

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  • Introduction: Paroxysmal unilateral cephalic hyperhidrosis is a rare disorder of the autonomic nervous system. Case report: We report an adult male who developed this disorder almost 20 years after posterior fossa decompression for Chiari I malformation with syringomyelia as a child. Further, the patient presented with spastic diplegia. To date, this patient has refused further operative intervention. The medical literature is reviewed regarding this unusual phenomenon. Conclusion: To our knowledge, hyperhidrosis of the occiput has not been previously reported in a patient with Chiari I malformation with an associated syringomyelia. © Springer-Verlag 2006.
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  • Tubbs RS; Tyler-Kabara EC; Oakes WJ
  • Start Page

  • 737
  • End Page

  • 739
  • Volume

  • 22
  • Issue

  • 7