Recurrent Pilonidal Sinus: Lay Open or Flap Closure, Does It Differ?

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Yoldas T. , Karaca C., Unalp O. , Uguz A. , Caliskan C. , Akgun E. , ...More

INTERNATIONAL SURGERY, vol.98, no.4, pp.319-323, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 98 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.9738/intsurg-d-13-00081.1
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.319-323


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.