A 21-year-old female asked:
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?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Anne Missavage answered
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
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