Advanced hidradenitis suppurativa presenting with bilateral vulvar masses

Hidradenitis suppurativa Research

Author(s): Goldberg JM, Buchler DA, Dibbell DG

Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic suppurative inflammatory disease of the apocrine sweat glands. It is more common in women and involves the genital region in half of all affected patients. An advanced case of hidradenitis suppurativa with bilateral vulvar masses is presented. Possible etiologies of the disease are discussed, as well as strategies for definitive therapy. Because the disease frequently affects the female external genitalia and therapy can require extensive surgical resection and reconstruction, the services of a gynecologic oncologist may be required. Adequate therapy based on an understanding of the pathophysiology of the disease can yield significant relief of symptoms.

Dermatology Journal and/or Publisher

Journal Name: Gynecologic oncology
Journal Abbreviation: Gynecol. Oncol.
Journal Date Published: 1997-01-02

National Center for Biotechnology Information

PMID: 8774665
Article Source:
Lasted Revision: 2004-11-17

Abstract Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine Abstract Query for Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).


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