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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2015, Article ID 369657, 3 pages
Case Report

Novel Technique for Management of Axillary Hidradenitis Suppurativa Using Setons

Department of Surgery, Canterbury Hospital, 575 Canterbury Road, Campsie, NSW 2194, Australia

Received 12 April 2015; Accepted 21 July 2015

Academic Editor: Fernando Turégano

Copyright © 2015 Sepehr Seyed Lajevardi and Jayantha Abeysinghe. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Management of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) of the axilla which is nonresponding to conservative management presents a significant therapeutic challenge. Most surgical treatment options are associated with significant morbidities and prolonged hospital stay. We present a technique of management of HS using setons which is simple and allows the ongoing treatment to be done on an outpatient basis. Given the fact that HS is a chronic relapsing condition each recurrence may again be managed using this technique. This will allow the patients to manage their recurrences with minimal impact on their activities of daily living.