Novel Technique for Management of Axillary Hidradenitis Suppurativa Using Setons

Hidradenitis suppurativa Research

Author(s): Lajevardi SS, Abeysinghe J

Management of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) of the axilla which is nonresponding to conservative management presents a significant therapeutic challenge. Most surgical treatment options are associated with significant morbidities and prolonged hospital stay. We present a technique of management of HS using setons which is simple and allows the ongoing treatment to be done on an outpatient basis. Given the fact that HS is a chronic relapsing condition each recurrence may again be managed using this technique. This will allow the patients to manage their recurrences with minimal impact on their activities of daily living.

Dermatology Journal and/or Publisher

Journal Name: Case reports in surgery
Journal Abbreviation: Case Rep Surg
Journal Date Published: 2015-08-24

National Center for Biotechnology Information

PMID: 26301111
Article Source:
Lasted Revision: 2017-02-20

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


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