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Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS

Pyoderma gangrenosum arising in a breast reduction scar: seven years post-procedure.


PMID 23759719

Abstract

Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is an unusual skin condition causing inflammation and sterile ulceration. It may occur in the context of a systemic disease or in otherwise healthy patients following trauma. Treatment is immunosuppression. Surgical debridement may worsen the disease. Post-surgical PG of the breast is rare and in previous reports has occurred within days or weeks of surgery. We report a highly unusual case of PG occurring at an incision site seven years after reduction mammoplasty.