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Int Wound J. 2004 Sep;1(3):207-13.

Pyoderma gangrenosum: a challenging complication of bilateral mastopexy.

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  • 1Anesthesiologist, Department of Emergency Medicine, University Hospital of Antwerp, Wilrijkstraat 10, B-2650 Edegem, Belgium.


A case of pyoderma gangrenosum progressively developing after bilateral mastopexy at the surgical site is described. The described case was successfully treated with corticosteroids, the application of the dermal regeneration template Integra and autologous skin grafts. This approach was able to save the patient's life and to generate a high-quality aesthetical outcome. The article reported the case, reviewed the literature of pyoderma gangrenosum related to mastopexy or augmentation mammoplasty and discussed the use of a dermal regeneration template to optimise aesthetical results after reconstructive surgery.

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