Anatomical Regions Involved

The choice of surgical techniques varies according to region. Wide excision surgery gives good symptomatic control of severe HS of the axilla and perianal regions but higher recurrence rates in the inguino-perineal region and it is less satisfactory for submammary disease [63]. Despite a high recurrence rate most patients are well satisfied after inguino-perineal excision because local recurrences are trivial compared with the disease before surgery.

Primary closure can be more effective with axillary excisions in women because of the extra skin available in the lateral mammary area. If the dissection has extended to the point where axillary vessels are exposed, this must be covered with substantial tissue, namely skin and subcutaneous tissue with its own blood supply. In cases where primary closure is not possible, rotation of a flap, usually from the chest wall, is required. The axillary region in HS is discussed more below.

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