Hidradenitis suppurativa: patient satisfaction with wound healing by secondary intention

Hidradenitis suppurativa Research


Author(s): Silverberg B, Smoot CE, Landa SJ, Parsons RW

Ariyan and Krizek, in 1976, reported on three patients with perineal hidradenitis suppurativa who, following excision, achieved satisfactory closure allowing spontaneous wound healing by secondary intention. We have used this approach and have considered it very satisfactory from the surgeon’s point of view. We now report from the point of view of patients and review the records of 20 consecutive patients with perineal hidradenitis treated by excision and secondary healing. Surgical results and patient satisfaction were assessed 1 year following complete wound closure. All patients reported minimal inconvenience and interruption of daily activities from this method of management. Analgesic requirements were minimal, and little reinforcement was necessary to maintain vigorous wound care. Uncomplicated wound closure was uniformly achieved with unrestrictive, stable scars providing long-term relief of this disabling disease. Two patients expressed dissatisfaction as a result of a new onset of disease in previously uninvolved and therefore unresected apocrine tissue. With this exception, patient satisfaction has been great and hospitalization time and costs reduced.


Dermatology Journal and/or Publisher

Journal Name: Plastic and reconstructive surgery
Journal Abbreviation: Plast. Reconstr. Surg.
Journal Date Published: 1987-04-21


National Center for Biotechnology Information

PMID: 3823247
Article Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3823247
Lasted Revision: 2015-06-24


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


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