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Effect of localized surgical excisions in hidradenitis suppurativa.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3385029     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A study is made of the effect of surgical treatment of hidradenitis suppurative in 72 patients. All patients were treated with wide surgical excisions of localized lesions and primary closure in an outpatient setting. An overall complete cure rate of 14.7% was achieved. Another 7.4% experienced cure in the region treated, but subsequent recurrence in another region. Cure does not seem to be associated with the localization of the disease or preoperative duration, but the group of patients who were cured were significantly older at the onset of the disease (p less than 0.001) than the group with recurrent disease. Patient satisfaction with excisional surgery was high, with 68% reporting surgery to be superior to other types of treatment experienced and only 6% considering it worse. It is hypothesized that the rapid relief, even if offered temporarily, in an otherwise chronic disease is the cause of this high patient satisfaction.
G B Jemec
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0190-9622     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Acad. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  1988 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-07-29     Completed Date:  1988-07-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7907132     Medline TA:  J Am Acad Dermatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1103-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Clinic for Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Consumer Satisfaction
Inflammation / surgery
Middle Aged
Self Disclosure
Suppuration / surgery
Sweat Gland Diseases / surgery*

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