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

Acta Dermatovenerol Alp Pannonica Adriat. 2016 Sep;25(3):55-56. doi: 10.15570/actaapa.2016.15.

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.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Breast Neoplasms / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mammaplasty / adverse effects*
  • Mastectomy
  • Perforator Flap / adverse effects*
  • Postoperative Complications / etiology
  • Postoperative Complications / pathology
  • Postoperative Complications / surgery*
  • Pyoderma Gangrenosum / etiology
  • Pyoderma Gangrenosum / pathology
  • Pyoderma Gangrenosum / surgery*