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Case Rep Surg. 2015;2015:369657. doi: 10.1155/2015/369657. Epub 2015 Aug 2.

Novel Technique for Management of Axillary Hidradenitis Suppurativa Using Setons.

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Department of Surgery, Canterbury Hospital, 575 Canterbury Road, Campsie, NSW 2194, Australia.


Management of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) of the axilla which is nonresponding to conservative management presents a significant therapeutic challenge. Most surgical treatment options are associated with significant morbidities and prolonged hospital stay. We present a technique of management of HS using setons which is simple and allows the ongoing treatment to be done on an outpatient basis. Given the fact that HS is a chronic relapsing condition each recurrence may again be managed using this technique. This will allow the patients to manage their recurrences with minimal impact on their activities of daily living.

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