Recurrent pilonidal sinus: lay open or flap closure, does it differ?

Int Surg 2013 Oct-Dec;98(4):319-23

Ege University Faculty of Medicine, General Surgery Department, Izmir, Turkiye.

Treatment options of pilonidal sinus, which has high recurrence rates, is still controversial. In this study, we aimed to analyze for possible factors affecting recurrence. Forty-one patients with recurrent pilonidal sinus were included in this study. Of them, 33 were male and 9 were female (mean age, 24.9 years; age range, 16-42). Factors (i.e., risk factors) were detected in 32 patients. Excision-secondary healing and lay open was performed on 30 of the patients admitted with recurrence. Excision and flap closure was applied on 11 patients. Our recurrence rate was 9.7%. The recurrence rate of our study is compatible with the literature. Comparative studies are needed to determine the appropriate method to decrease recurrence rate.

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