Bilateral Pyoderma Gangrenosum Following Bilateral Reduction Mammoplasty: Case Report

Ozgenel G. Y.

TURKIYE KLINIKLERI TIP BILIMLERI DERGISI, vol.32, no.1, pp.236-239, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Pyoderma gangrenosum is a chronic ulcerative noninfectious disease of the skin. It is rare and one of the worst postoperative complications following aesthetic surgery of the breast. When a wound does not respond to local wound care and antibiotic therapy, a surgeon should always suspect pyoderma gangrenosum. In this article, in order to emphasize the frequent misdiagnosis and mistreatment of pyoderma gangrenosum, we described a case of bilateral pyoderma gangrenosum following reduction mammaplasty that was treated successfully with cyclosporin.