The amount of compensatory sweating depends on the patient, the damage that the white rami communicans incurs, and the amount of cell body reorganization in the spinal cord after surgery.
Other potential complications include inadequate resection of the ganglia, gustatory sweating, pneumothorax, cardiac dysfunction, post-operative pain, and finally Horner’s syndrome secondary to resection of the stellate ganglion.

After severing the cervical sympathetic trunk, the cells of the cervical sympathetic ganglion undergo transneuronic degeneration
After severing the sympathetic trunk, the cells of its origin undergo complete disintegration within a year.

Spinal cord infarction occurring during thoraco-lumbar sympathectomy
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Saturday, January 18, 2014

The graph shows an overall shorter survival rate of sympathectomised rats

                Graph 1 shows the survival rate in both sympathectomised and non sympathectomised rats after the administration of YA cells. The graph shows an overall shorter survival rate of sympathectomised rats. In both groups there is a steep decrease in survival after 15 days, causing the median survival rate (18 days) of both groups to overlap. On the other hand the net survival rate is increased in non sympathectomised rates by 6 days
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The effect of sympathectomy on the growth of intraperitoneally administered Yoshida ascitic cells in rats
El-Hassoun Olia, Coauthors: Zuzana Valašková, Ivan Hulín
Supervisor: Boris Mravec
Institute of Pathophysiology, LF UK Bratislava