Which minor procedures are performed 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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Minor procedures can include exteriorization and laying open of tracts and electrocoagulation and excision and primary closure (eg, the Pollock procedure). [89] Total wide excision with healing by secondary intention or with the use of flaps and grafts can also be considered. Skin grafts could include Thiersch split-thickness grafts, meshed grafts, or Wolfe full-thickness grafts. [90, 91] Flaps could include rotation flaps or free flaps. [92, 93]


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