What is the role of radical surgery in the treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS)?

Updated: Aug 30, 2019
  • Author: Marina Jovanovic, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Radical surgery is considered by many to be the only cure for hidradenitis suppurativa, although a cure can be achieved only in the particular area excised. [44] Patients should be warned that new lesions may develop at a site that was not apparent at the time of their initial surgery. [52]


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