Combined Single Step Definitive Treatment in Acute Pilonidal Sinus Abscess Running Head: Single Step Treatment of Pilonidal Abscess
Dogan Yildirim, Oguzhan Sunamak, Ahmet Pergel, Mourad Mounla
DOI: 10.4236/ss.2010.11005   PDF    HTML     6,377 Downloads   10,929 Views   Citations


Backgrounds: The treatment of choice has been drainage and definitive surgical treatment after an interval for acute pilonidal sinus abscess till now. Because of the high incidence of chronic pilonidal sinus disease following drainage and aiming the cure in one step, synchronous treatment choices to drainage have been attempted recently. We analyzed retrospectively 20 patients with pilonidal sinus abscess on whom we carried out drainage+ marsupialization as singlestep treatment. Methods: Drainage+ synchronous marsupialization results of 20 patients (17 male, 3 female) between 20 to 37 years of age (mean 28) were analyzed retrospectively on the parameters of operation time, recovery period, time to workreturn and recurrence ratios. Results Operation times were between 15 to 25 minutes. Mean recovery period was 45 days (3050 days), the mean period from operation to workreturn was 24 (2230) days. There were full recovery in 18 patients (90%) and recurrence in 2 patients (10%). Silver nitrate ablation treatment achieved cure in recurrences. Conclusion: Drainage+ Marsupialization is an applicable and successful combined choice in the treatment of Pilonidal sinus abscess.

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D. Yildirim, O. Sunamak, A. Pergel and M. Mounla, "Combined Single Step Definitive Treatment in Acute Pilonidal Sinus Abscess Running Head: Single Step Treatment of Pilonidal Abscess," Surgical Science, Vol. 1 No. 1, 2010, pp. 24-26. doi: 10.4236/ss.2010.11005.

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