Indexed on: 07 Jun '14Published on: 07 Jun '14Published in: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Various methods for reconstructing hidradenitis suppurativa of the groin have been reported. However, it is difficult to attain favorable results both aesthetically and functionally. This report describes a case in which a defect was reconstructed using a combination of inferior abdominal flap and medial thigh-lift after radical excision of extensive groin hidradenitis suppurativa. A 37-year-old woman patient underwent radical excision of bilateral groin hidradenitis suppurativa. After the excision, an inferior abdominal flap and bilateral medial thigh flaps were created and advanced to close the defect. The operative procedure was simple and did not require a donor site. The postoperative scar coincided with the inguinal folds and was concealed by undergarments. No functional disorder remained. Reconstruction for extensive groin hidradenitis suppurativa using this method can attain good aesthetic and functional results. The combination of inferior abdominal flap and medial thigh-lift is potentially a useful option for reconstruction of extensive groin hidradenitis suppurativa.This journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each article. For a full description of these Evidence-Based Medicine ratings, please refer to the Table of Contents or the online Instructions to Authors www.springer.com/00266 .