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Int J Med Sci. 2010 Jul 19;7(4):240-7.

Surgical management of hidradenitis suppurativa.

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Plastic Rec. and Aesthetic Surgery, Medical Faculty, Dokuz Eylul University, Inciralti-Izmir, Turkey.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic, relapsing inflammatory disease of skin, characterized by recurrent draining sinuses and abscesses, predominantly in skin folds carrying terminal hairs and apocrine glands.

METHOD:

This study reviewed 54 sites in 27 patients with moderate to extensive chronic inflammatory skin lesions treated surgically in our hospital from 2004 through 2009, with a follow-up of at least 6 months.

RESULT:

A total number of 54 operative procedures were performed during the study period with 42% (23 sites) involving the axilla, 20% (11 sites) involving the gluteal area, %24 (13 sites) involving the perineal area and 12% (7 sites) involving the inguinal region.

CONCLUSION:

Conservative treatment methods have little or no effects especially on gluteal, perineal/perianal, axillary hidradenitis suppurativa. The morbidity associated with the established form of this disease is significant, and the only successful treatment is wide surgical excision.

KEYWORDS:

Axillary; Gluteal; Hidradenitis Suppurativa; Perianal; Surgery; Treatment

PMID:
20714346
PMCID:
PMC2920468
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