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Our Experience in Using Lateral Chest Flap to Treat Axillary Hidradenitis Suppurativa

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submitted on 2024-02-12, 05:40 and posted on 2024-02-12, 05:40 authored by Salim Al Lahham, Ghanem Aljassem, Rand Y. Omari, Fatma Kilic, Zaki Alyazji, Ruba Sada, Ayman A.H. Asnaf, Sara Mostafa, Habib Albasti

Background:

Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects apocrine gland-bearing areas‚ causing abscesses and sinuses. Multimodality treatment is suggested for management. The surgical option is becoming more widely used, especially in drug-resistant cases. In this article, we describe a series of bilateral axillary hidradenitis cases which we treated with wide local excision and immediate reconstruction with lateral chest flap.

Methods:

Fourteen patients presented to our clinic with bilateral hidradenitis suppurativa of the axilla. The cases were all resistant to medical treatment. They were managed by excision and simultaneous reconstruction with lateral chest flaps.

Results:

At 3 months postoperatively, all patients had full shoulder range of motion and were completely satisfied with the aesthetic outcome, except for one patient who complained of the bulky look of his axilla. Liposuction was performed for him‚ with a pleasant resultant outcome.

Conclusions:

Our patients underwent wide local excision of bilateral disease plus reconstruction with lateral chest flaps in the same session. Our aim was to introduce a treatment option for moderate to severe axillary hidradenitis suppurativa that offers good aesthetic and functional outcomes.

Other Information

Published in: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
See article on publisher's website: https://dx.doi.org/10.1097/gox.0000000000004569

Funding

Open Access funding provided by the Qatar National Library.

History

Language

  • English

Publisher

Wolters Kluwer

Publication Year

  • 2022

License statement

This Item is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Institution affiliated with

  • Hamad Medical Corporation
  • Hamad General Hospital - HMC

Methodology

Fourteen patients presented to our clinic with bilateral hidradenitis suppurativa of the axilla. The cases were all resistant to medical treatment. They were managed by excision and simultaneous reconstruction with lateral chest flaps.

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