STRAVIX Cryopreserved Umbilical Tissue in the surgical management of hidradenitis suppurativa

Patient information

  • 38-year-old female with a 10-year history of bilateral axillary hidradenitis suppurativa
  • Admitted to hospital with worsening of disease and abscesses
  • Underwent incision and drainage in both axillae one month prior to this procedure
  • Ongoing pain and drainage of malodorous fluid in bilateral axillae at follow-up visit (right side more symptomatic)


  • Right axillary skin excised resulting in 8 x 14-centimeter wound that was partially closed with sutures
  • Remaining 8 x 3-centimeter wound that could not be closed with sutures was covered with STRAVIX Tissue
  • Xeroform gauze and dry sterile gauze placed over STRAVIX Tissue
  • Patient changed dry sterile gauze every day and Xeroform gauze two times a week, starting three days post-op
  • Patient was on antibiotics (PO Bactrim) for two weeks prior to and for one month after the procedure for hidradenitis suppression


The wound completely closed by 6.5 weeks post-op

Clinical Case Study Series: Hidradenitis Suppurativa, Kelly Harris, MD