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The use of silastic foam dressing in the treatment of advanced hidradenitis suppurativa.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7388312     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe our experience in the use of a Silastic foam dressing in 17 patients undergoing radical excision of hidradenitis suppurativa whose wounds were allowed to heal by granulation. Axillary excisions were carried out in 9 patients and perineal excisions in 8 patients. The technique permits adequate excision of the disease and results in a cosmetically acceptable scar, superior to that obtained by skin grafting and with little limitation of movement. It avoids the pain of conventional management of granulating wounds by gauze packing. It is considered that this method of management is superior in most respects to other techniques used to manage the defect resulting from adequate excision of hidradenitis.
W P Morgan; K G Harding; G Richardson; L E Hughes
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of surgery     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0007-1323     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Surg     Publication Date:  1980 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-09-28     Completed Date:  1980-09-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372553     Medline TA:  Br J Surg     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  277-80     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Apocrine Glands / surgery
Axilla / surgery
Length of Stay
Middle Aged
Perineum / surgery
Silicone Elastomers
Sweat Gland Diseases / surgery*
Wound Healing
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Silicone Elastomers

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