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Abtahi-naeini, Bahareh and Bagheri, Fahimeh and Pourazizi, Mohsen and Forozeshfard, Mohammad and Saffaei, Ali (2017) Unusual cause of breast wound: postoperative pyoderma gangrenosum. International Wound Journal. pp. 285-287.

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Postoperative pyoderma gangrenosum (PPG) is an unusual clinical entity, which shows rapidly progressive skin necrosis that can occur within surgical sites after any surgical procedure. Usually, it is diagnosed as wound infection at the time of presentation, but antibiotic therapy and wound debridement fail to arrest rapid ulcer enlargement. We report the case of PPG in a 21-year-old woman after a reduction mammoplasty surgery. In this report, we emphasise the importance of considering pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) as one of the differential diagnoses of breast ulcers after surgical procedures. Careful clinical assessment may establish an early diagnosis and prevent potential serious complications. © 2016 Inc and John Wiley & Sons Ltd. KEYWORDS:Breast surgery; Mammoplasty; Postoperative pyoderma gangrenosum; Pyoderma gangrenosum

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr Vahab Moshtaghi
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2017 10:42
Last Modified: 21 May 2018 12:29

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