Treatment of Osmidrosis Using the Ultrasonic Surgical Aspirator: A Case Report
Shiro Niiyama, Shinsaku Aiba, Kensei Katsuoka, Yoshinori Ito, Noriyoshi Sumiya
Numerous surgical methods have been introduced to treat osmidrosis. However, many problems with wound healing have been reported, including haematoma, seroma, skin necrosis and severe scarring. Ultrasound energy liquefies sweat glands via cavitation, but minimally affects blood vessels and nerves at the same energy level. Our patient was treated with ultrasonic surgical aspiration, which allowed the effective removal of the apocrine glands with little scarring. The ultrasonic surgical aspirator offers a safe and effective method to treat osmidrosis with few complications. This is the operation of first choice, especially for the patients who are sensitive about their surgical scars.