Author(s): Poh F, Wong SK
We present a 56-year-old man with known diabetes mellitus and a 10-year history of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) and highlight, through MR imaging findings, the relentless natural progression of the disease, characterized by recurrent exacerbations of abscesses and fistulae and complications of perianal fistulae and sacral osteomyelitis. We also demonstrate the appearance of this condition on PET-CT with F-18 FDG, which was performed for staging after postexcision tissue specimen revealed well-differentiated squamous cell carcinoma. The association of arthritis and possible dactylitis was also manifested in our patient. Discussion of HS in the radiology literature is limited and, to our knowledge, there has been no case report describing these imaging findings in the same patient.
Dermatology Journal and/or Publisher
Journal Name: Case reports in radiology
Journal Abbreviation: Case Rep Radiol
Journal Date Published: 2014-09-15
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Article Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25221681
Lasted Revision: 2017-02-20
Abstract Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine Abstract Query for Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).