A 21-year-old female asked:
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i have what i've been told to be hidradenitis suppuravita between my breasts; many laser surgeries not much help. is a skin flap here a bad idea?

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Dr. Anne Missavage
40 years experience General Surgery
Hidradenitis: Hidradenitis suppurativa is an infection of the sweat glands in the areas with hair - armpits and groin. Breasts are "sweat glands" so some women can have problems. Until all the glands are destroyed with surgical or laser removal, the infections can return. Usually a small excision of a strip of skin along the lower end of the breast helps. May need more than one surgery.
Answered on Feb 8, 2016
Dr. Darryl Blinski
45 years experience Plastic Surgery
Recur/hidad/ Txs?: Might also consider SRT radiation proton therapy to area. Best to see Radiation Oncologist for consult.
Answered on Feb 8, 2016

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