A rare condition to keep in mind: Pyoderma gangrenosum after breast reduction
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CitationBahadırlı, N., Sütçü, M. ve Akan, M. (2019). A rare condition to keep in mind: Pyoderma gangrenosum after breast reduction. Turkish Journal of Plastic Surgery, 27(3), 143-146. https://doi.org/10.4103/tjps.tjps_5_19
yoderma gangrenosum is a rare inflammatory disease, characterized by ulcers with purple-colored borders and elythematous 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.