Surgical procedures for hidradenitis suppurativa.
Cutis; cutaneous medicine for the practitioner
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