Resolution of Post-Surgical Hypergranulation Tissue with Topical Aluminum Chloride

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Giselle Prado
Anna Nichols
Martin Zaiac


hypergranulation tissue, aluminum chloride, surgical dermatology


Hypergranulation is the extension of granulation tissue beyond the required amount to close a tissue defect. We report our experience using aluminum chloride to treat a series of two patients with hypergranulation tissue. Both patients had lengthy treatment courses after Mohs surgery with growth of hypergranulation tissue that resolved once aluminum chloride was placed on the wound. Aluminum chloride is a useful hemostatic agent frequently employed in dermatology. It is a readily available and low-cost option for management of hypergranulation after dermatologic procedures. Chronic wounds are a common treatment challenge for clinicians. Due to its affordability and availability, clinicians may consider topical aluminum chloride when managing post-surgical hypergranulation tissue.


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