Title

Surgical procedures for hidradenitis suppurativa.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-2018

Publication Title

Cutis; cutaneous medicine for the practitioner

Abstract

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that can have a considerable social and psychosocial impact in patients with skin of color. The lesions are difficult to treat and often present with notable frustration for both patients and physicians. Although current treatment ladders can delay procedures and surgical intervention, some believe that surgery should be introduced earlier in the management of HS. In this article, we review current surgical procedures for the management of HS. It is imperative that dermatologists are informed about the different techniques available for treating this disease to determine the best route to care for their patients.

Medical Subject Headings

Dermatologic Surgical Procedures; Hidradenitis Suppurativa; Humans; Skin Pigmentation

PubMed ID

30138502

Volume

102

Issue

1

First Page

13

Last Page

16

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