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Treatment of Axillary Hidradenitis with Transposition Flaps: A 6-Year Experience

Varkarakis, George MD*; Daniels, Justin*; Coker, Karah*; Oswald, Tanya MD*; Akdemir, Ovunc MD*; Lineaweaver, William C. MD, FACS

doi: 10.1097/SAP.0b013e3181da1c4f
Clinical Papers: Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

In our series, 15 patients underwent 21 procedures for wide resection of axillary hidradenitis with coverage by posteriorly based Limberg transposition flaps. Twenty flaps (95%) healed without axillary contracture. One failed flap required skin graft coverage. Transposition flap coverage in these patients was a reliable, single-stage reconstruction allowing prompt arm movement.

From the *Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, and †Joseph M. Still Burn and Reconstructive Center, Crossgates Hospital, Brandon, MS.

Received February 20, 2010, and accepted for publication, after revision, February 20, 2010.

Presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Rio Mar, Puerto Rico, June 2009.

Reprints: William C. Lineaweaver, MD, FACS, Joseph M. Still Burn and Reconstructive Center, 346 Crossgates Blvd., Suite 202, Brandon, MS 39042. E-mail:

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.