Author(s): Ben AJ, Bouasker I, Najah H, Zribi H, Bedoui R, Guesmi F, Hani MA, Nouira R, Zoghlami A, Najah N
BACKGROUND: Verneuil’s disease or hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic suppurative, and cicatricial inflammatory disease, mainly affecting apocrine-bearing area of the skin. Squamous cell carcinoma is an uncommon but a frightening complication of hidradenitis suppurativa.
AIM: To report a new case of squamous cell carcinoma arising in Verneuil’s disease.
CASE REPORT: We reported a case of 60 year old man with a 30 years history of hidradenitis suppurativa in which squamous cell carcinoma arise. A wide surgical excision removing the tumour and leaving a large defect was performed. The patient had a well recovery, wounds healed well by primary intention. No recurrence observed at 18 months of follow up.
CONCLUSION: Squamous cell carcinoma is an uncommon complication of hidradenitis suppurativa. Surgical excision represents also the treatment of choice.
Dermatology Journal and/or Publisher
Journal Name: La Tunisie medicale
Journal Abbreviation: Tunis Med
Journal Date Published: 2008-04-30
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Article Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18444536
Lasted Revision: 2008-04-30
Abstract Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine Abstract Query for Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).