Surgical treatment of pyoderma gangrenosum following deep inferior epigastric perforator flap breast reconstruction


TAMER F. , ADIŞEN E. , TUNCER S. , Gurer M. A.

ACTA DERMATOVENEROLOGICA ALPINA PANNONICA ET ADRIATICA, vol.25, no.3, pp.55-56, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.15570/actaapa.2016.15
  • Title of Journal : ACTA DERMATOVENEROLOGICA ALPINA PANNONICA ET ADRIATICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.55-56

Abstract

Pyoderma gangrenosum is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by painful cutaneous ulcers. The etiology remains unknown; however, pyoderma gangrenousm can be triggered by surgery. Here we report the case of a 34-year-old Caucasian female that developed pyoderma gangrenosum following deep inferior epigastric perforator flap breast reconstruction. The patient was successfully treated with systemic immunosuppressive therapy and primary closure.