Superficial Granulomatous Pyoderma of the Face

A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Sarah M. Persing, MPH; Donald Laub Jr, MD, FACS


ePlasty. 2012;12 

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J.M. is a 37-year-old woman who initially sought an evaluation of a depressed circular scar on her right cheek resulting from a shave biopsy 3 months previously. The biopsy results reportedly demonstrated benign pathology. The wound broke down after suture removal 9 days later and healed slowly with a scar that was larger than the original lesion. The patient had no prior problems with wound healing. She underwent local reexcision and closure of the biopsy scar. Tissue biopsy demonstrated granulomatous inflammation.