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Pathol Res Pract. 2000;196(8):589-592; discussion 593-4.

Hidradenitis suppurativa polyposa.

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  • 1Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison 53792, USA.


A case of severe chronic hidradenitis suppurativa of the perineum complicated by disfiguring fibrous, polypoid lesions is presented. The patient, a 41-year-old woman, had a long history of axillary hidradenitis which subsequently involved the perineum. Draining sinuses, scars and large pendulous masses of the vulva developed over 10 years. Cutaneous scars, ridges, papules and large fibrous polyps were present. Deep clefts, sinuses, dense fibrous scars and foci of chronic inflammation were seen. Rarely, large fibrous polyps may develop in chronic hidradenitis suppurativa and may be due to chronic local lymphedema. Careful pathologic examination is necessary to exclude squamous cell carcinoma.

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