Complications

Complications include suture dehiscence, wound separation, postoperative bleeding, hematoma, and loss of flap or skin graft. Local wound and septic infections are rare and not prevented by preoperative antibiotics. The late sequelae involve different types of problems related to scar formation, especially when in the axilla, and on occasion require release of the contracture or even Z-plasty. In the perineum, scar contractures occur quite regularly but present little functional disability.

When single or adjacent elements are excised recurrences do occur locally even after surgery, and patients may develop new foci of HS in another region. Local recurrences may appear rapidly and in direct association with the scar, suggesting that diseased tissue was left at the time of operation, or they may appear over a longer period suggesting de novo occurrence of disease [33]. The appearance of new foci strongly suggests that the disease is of a multifocal nature. Sometimes attempts to obtain primary skin cover may lead to inadvertent compromise of the excision margin and an increased risk of recurrence.

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Acne is a name that is famous in its own right, but for all of the wrong reasons. Most teenagers know, and dread, the very word, as it so prevalently wrecks havoc on their faces throughout their adolescent years.

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