Pyoderma gangrenosum following autologous breast reconstruction

Prateush Singh, Sami Tuffaha, Sanford H. Robbins, Steven C. Bonawitz

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Abstract

Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is an uncommon disorder characterized by the development of painful cutaneous ulceration, commonly precipitated by dermal injury at surgical sites. It is a diagnostic challenge as it manifests as necrotizing wounds which are commonly misdiagnosed as postoperative wound infection or ischemia. We discuss the clinical features and histopathological findings that allow for rapid identification of PG following autologous breast reconstruction and suggest an algorithm to aid diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-104
Number of pages4
JournalGland Surgery
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Breast reconstruction
  • Mastectomy
  • Pathergy
  • Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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