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Article
January 1, 1968

Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, Presbyterian Hospital and College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York.

JAMA. 1968;203(1):19-22. doi:10.1001/jama.1968.03140010021004
Abstract

Forty-five patients with hidradenitis suppurativa underwent 83 surgical procedures at the Presbyterian Hospital. Seventy operations were performed on the axillary region. The procedures employed were either simple excision of the diseased area with primary closure, or total excision of the hair bearing area with split thickness skin graft or flap coverage. The lowest recurrence and complication rates were obtained following total excision of the hair bearing area with split thickness skin graft coverage. The disease was treated in other body regions also.

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