A case of chronic perianal pyoderma treated with the recycled skin graft method.

Department of Dermatology, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Japan.
The Journal of Dermatology (Impact Factor: 2.35). 03/2002; 29(2):96-9. DOI: 10.1111/j.1346-8138.2002.tb00173.x
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ABSTRACT We present here a case of chronic perianal pyoderma (CPP), who was treated with a novel skin graft. The patient was a 28-year-old male who had suffered from painful abscesses and nodules on his buttocks for over 10 years. Although the abscesses and nodules were initially restricted to one buttock, they gradually spread over both buttocks. He visited our hospital in July of 2000. He was clinically diagnosed as CPP and treated with oral doses of antibiotics. When admitted to our hospital in September of 2000, an anal fistula was also found. The operations for CPP and anal fistula were simultaneously performed. After the anal fistula treatment, the lesions of CPP were totally resected. In this procedure, we removed the epidermis and upper dermis from the excised CPP lesions and grafted them on the defects of the excised lesion. There has been no recurrence of the CPP. This operation procedure, which we call the "recycled skin graft method" is less invasive, because a donor site for the skin graft is unnecessary. We considered it to be as one of the effective treatments for CPP.