Aesthetic mental and cervical reconstruction after severe acne inversa by using a bilateral pedicled expanded forehead flap

Hidradenitis suppurativa Research

Author(s): Fu S, Fan J, Liu L, Gan C, Tian J, Jiao H, Chen W, Yang Z, Yin Z

Acne inverse (AI), also known as hidradenitis suppurativa, is characterized by inflammatory nodules, fistulating sinus tracts, and painful skin abscesses. The severe AI often produces disfiguring scars influenced in both the appearance and function, especially in the facial and cervical regions. There might be difficulties in the situation for surgical treatment. This report described a 26-year-old man with severe scarring contractures in the neck and mandible regions after a long-term AI treated successfully with a bilateral pedicled expanded forehead flap. With the achievement of mental cervical angle, the patient has been reconstructed well both aesthetically and functionally during the long-term follow-ups.

Dermatology Journal and/or Publisher

Journal Name: The Journal of craniofacial surgery
Journal Abbreviation: J Craniofac Surg
Journal Date Published: 2012-11-22

National Center for Biotechnology Information

PMID: 23172497
Article Source:
Lasted Revision: 2012-11-22

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


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