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Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Plástica

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TEIXEIRA, Janete Clívea Eleutério de Oliveira; RIBEIRO FILHO, Afonso de Souza  and  CASTRO, Oscar Costa de. Thoracodorsal fasciocutaneous flap in the treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa: a case report and literature review. Rev. Bras. Cir. Plást. [online]. 2012, vol.27, n.1, pp.170-173. ISSN 1983-5175.

Hidradenitis suppurativa also known as Verneuil's disease is a chronic inflammatory and recurrent disease that occurs in the apocrine glands. It results in recurrent abscesses with purulent secretion, fistulae formation, unaesthetic and retractable scars. The most common sites involved include the axilla, inguinoperineal regions, nipple-areolar complex, and umbilicus. Here, we report a case of severe Verneuil's disease of the axillary region managed with wide excision surgery, and thoracodorsal fasciocutaneous flap and bilateral coverage. This method provides good results for reconstruction of the axillary region.

Keywords : Apocrine glands; Hidradenitis; Axilla.

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