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J Korean Soc Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2005 Mar;11(1):93-98. Korean. Original Article.
Lim DW , Park J , You YC , Yang WY , Lee W .
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Korea.
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, College of Medicine, Pochon CHA University, Korea.

Axillary osmidrosis is caused by excessive secretion of apocrine gland, which causes an acidic spicy odor and social embarrassment. Recently, many kinds of treatment for osmidrosis are introduced, but one of the conventional surgical method, dermal shaving is still the most effective method for osmidrosis. But it is often accompanied by complications like seroma, hematoma, necrosis, large scar, and long immobilization period. So, to reduce these disadvantages, we used fibrin glue which has the effect of reducing hematoma, encouraging capillary ingrowth by reinforcement of the flap fixation. Then, we compared the dermal shaving with fibrin glue spraying group with only dermal shaving group by retrospective study for clinical effect. From January 2001 to January 2005, a total of 56 patients were underwent dermal shaving operation for treatment of osmidrosis. Fibrin glue using group, the study group was 11 patients, 22 cases and dermal shaving only group without using fibrin glue, the control group was 45 patients, 90 cases. During operation, fibrin glue was sprayed after dermal shaving, just before completing skin closure. We compared the data from the view point of complications, the time for graft take(pressure dressing) and total occlusive dressing period(immobilzation period). Complication rate was lower in study group. There was 1 case of hematoma in the study group (4.5%), and 10 cases of hematoma, 1 case of seroma and 1 case of partial necrosis in the control group(13.3%). In both group, hematoma was the most common complication. The time for graft take were shorter in the study group than the control group(11.6 vs 13.6 days) and total dressing period was shorter in study group, too(14.3 vs 17.7 days). Statistically, significant difference was found in both the time for graft take and total dressing period. Using fibrin glue in dermal shaving was effective for lowering complication rate, reducing the time for graft take and total dressing period.

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