Pilonidal sinus - challenges and solutions


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GÜNER A., ÇEKİÇ A. B.

OPEN ACCESS SURGERY, vol.8, pp.67-71, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 8
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.2147/oas.s54939
  • Journal Name: OPEN ACCESS SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index
  • Page Numbers: pp.67-71
  • Keywords: pilonidal sinus disease, surgery, management, complications, recurrence

Abstract

Although it is clinically asymptomatic in some cases, pilonidal sinus disease may also present as a complicated disease, characterized by multiple sinus tracts, leading to severe impairment of patient quality of life. Although clinical studies of pilonidal sinus have been conducted for approximately a century, the gold standard for treatment is undefined. The ideal treatment requires a shorter hospital stay, requires less wound care, results in rapid recovery, maintains quality of life, and has low recurrence rates. In this review, we aim to discuss the challenges and possible solutions for the management of pilonidal sinus disease.