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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 143-146

A rare condition to keep in mind: Pyoderma gangrenosum after breast reduction


Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Istanbul Medipol University, Istanbul, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Nilufer Bahadirli
Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Istanbul Medipol University, Istanbul
Turkey
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/tjps.tjps_5_19

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Pyoderma gangrenosum is a rare inflammatory disease, characterized by ulcers with purple-colored borders and erythematous halo. Clinically, the patient has fever and severe local pain. Pyoderma gangrenosum can occur after any surgical procedure and the diagnosis is usually delayed. It is important for surgeons and infectologists to be watchful about this rare condition because if misdiagnosed, it has serious results including severely painful ulcerations, prolonged therapy, repeated hospitalizations, psychological trauma, and extensive scarring. The authors report a postsurgical pyoderma gangrenosum case after reduction mammoplasty. This report emphasizes on the importance of awareness about this uncommon disease and its diagnosis.


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