A young male patient working abroad came to us with complaints of Hidradenitis. He suffered from the complication and experienced the following symptoms for these three years recurrent abscesses, discharges, sinuses and scars.
He was frightened about his appearance and social embarrassment. As a result, he avoided many social gatherings. He tried different types of therapies and waited for this long. Finally, he decided to reach us, but it took him three years.
Hidradenitis is a skin disorder in which tiny, painful lumps grow underneath the skin. The tumours may rupture, or tunnels may develop underneath the skin. The armpits, buttocks, groin and breasts are the most common locations where the skin rubs together.
He sought several advanced therapies like monoclonal antibodies and many other prescription drugs, but they all went in vain. After counselling him about the need for surgery as a treatment that would offer a complete remission, he agreed pretty readily.
We removed all the infected, involved, and scarred tissues in a single stage and restored the armpit dimensions to normal. The flap was taken from the chest wall side and turned upwards to resurface the armpit defect.
Healthy tissue replaced in the armpit was never affected by Hidradenitis ever, and it gave a pleasing contour and colour match.