Recurrent AKN Back of Neck Bumps Removal Surgery Results
Recurrent AKN Back of Neck Bumps Removal Surgery Results : When Acne Keloidalis Nuchae is left untreated, it progresses into more advanced stages that are characterized by large tumor like masses of tissue on the back of the head. At this point, surgical excision is the only way to remove these manifestations of the condition.
While surgery does offer immense hope for AKN patients, proper techniques must be used to prevent the recurrence of lesions.
Recurrent AKN Back of Neck Bumps – Before Removal By Dr Umar
This patient underwent two surgical procedures before the back of his head was finally cleared of Acne Keloidalis Nuchae. During his first surgery, the affected area was excised. However, the physician allowed the surgical wound to heal through the formation of scar tissue as opposed to applying techniques that would allow the excision to close. This is referred to as healing by secondary intention.
However, six months after the procedure, the patient noticed new AKN bumps forming on the scar. He then sought the help of Dr. Umar for a second surgery to clear the reemergence of the new lesions.
Recurrent AKN Back of Neck Bumps Removal Surgery Results – The Procedure
The area affected by the recurrent AKN symptoms had to be excised. Dr. Umar applied specialized techniques that would allow the wound to close, resulting in a linear, horizontal scar that would be in alignment with the patient’s posterior hairline. The appearance of this outcome is far more acceptable cosmetically. The wound closure process took about two months.
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As a result of this strategy, the patient was quite pleased with the results. One of his main concerns was the social discomfort he experienced from the Acne Keloidalis Nuchae tissue mass on the back of his head, since this was very noticeable. Clearing the lesions enabled him to feel more confident in social situations.