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hidradenitis suppurativa, malignancy, perianal region, radiotherapy, squamous cell carcinoma, surgical excision



  1. Ozkur, Ezgi MD
  2. Altunay, Ilknur Kivanc Prof Dr
  3. Celayir, Mustafa Fevzi MD
  4. Cerman, Asli Aksu Assoc Prof Dr
  5. Ucak, Ramazan MD


ABSTRACT: Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease of follicular pilosebaceous units. Chronic, active, and poorly controlled disease may lead to squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). The diagnosis and treatment of SCC in HS is particularly challenging because SCC lesions may be easily mistaken for HS lesions. Current medical literature recommends aggressive surgical excision with at least 2-cm margins. In this article, the authors describe a giant perianal SCC arising in a patient with HS who was treated with surgical resection and radiotherapy.