Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2754

Full Length Research Paper

Distribution of apocrine sweat glands in Han patients with axillary osmidrosis and its surgical treatments

H. Chen1*, C. X. Li2, J. Du1, H. Y. Chen1 and Y. J. Wang1
1Department of Cosmetic Surgery, Tangdu Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an 710038, China. 2Department of Dermatology, Xijing Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an 710038, China.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 11 August 2010
  •  Published: 04 September 2010

Abstract

The present study aimed to detect the distribution range and layer of apocrine sweat gland in Han patients with axillary osmidrosis and to select proper therapeutic regimen. Skin and subcutaneous tissue in axillary region were examined by H&E staining. The location of apocrine sweat gland in skin and tissue of axillary region and its correlation with other skin and tissue were observed under microscope. Axillary osmidrosis was treated by tumescent anesthesia, negative pressure aspiration and scissors pruning. The distribution range and depth of apocrine sweat gland in patients with axillary osmidrosis were basically identical with those of hair follicles of hirci, and they are mainly distributed in the reticular layer of corium and superficial adipose layer. The wounds of 56 patients healed well in our group, without recurrence. Tumescent anesthesia, negative pressure aspiration and scissors pruning could be adopted in the treatment of axillary osmidrosis, and good therapeutic effects were obtained.

 

Key words: Axillary osmidrosis, apocrine sweat gland, distribution, treatment.