Patient satisfaction ‘high’ for hidradenitis suppurativa surgery

Pain during recovery is typically reported as less severe than that from a disease flare, dermatologists say

Patients who undergo surgical treatment for hidradenitis suppurativa report high rates of satisfaction despite disease recurrence being common, a US study suggests.

The findings, from one of the few multi-ethnic patient populations studied, suggest the benefits of deroofing and excision outweigh the pain and discomfort associated with surgical intervention for the condition.