Author(s): Hoang D, Chen V, Saber S, Patel K, Carey J
The authors present a new technique in surgically treating hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), a debilitating skin condition. In HS, surgical treatment is often the best option because of the high recurrence rates despite extensive medical treatment. A commonly successful surgical method is using skin flaps after excision of the affected area. A superficial inferior epigastric artery flap is demonstrated here as a new alternative approach to treating a case of extensive HS of the groin. By using the pedicled superficial inferior epigastric artery flap for groin reconstruction, inguinal HS can be widely excised and reconstructed with minimal donor-site morbidity and a good aesthetic outcome.
Dermatology Journal and/or Publisher
Journal Name: Plastic and reconstructive surgery. Global open
Journal Abbreviation: Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open
Journal Date Published: 2016-09-13
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Article Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27622101
Lasted Revision: 2017-05-26
Abstract Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine Abstract Query for Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).