A proposed staging system for chronic symptomatic pilonidal sinus disease and results in patients treated with stage-based approach


GÜNER A. , ÇEKİÇ A. B. , Boz A., TÜRKYILMAZ S. , Kucuktulu U.

BMC SURGERY, vol.16, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s12893-016-0134-5
  • Title of Journal : BMC SURGERY
  • Keywords: Pilonidal disease, Staging, Classification, Limberg flap, Bascom operation, CLEFT LIFT PROCEDURE, LONG-TERM OUTCOMES, PRIMARY CLOSURE, LIMBERG FLAP, MANAGEMENT, SURGERY, EXCISION, TRIAL, EXPERIENCE, OPERATION

Abstract

Background: Although there are many therapeutic options to manage patients with sacrococcygeal pilonidal sinus disease, there remains controversy over a gold standard method for treating such patients. Most studies regarding sacrococcygeal pilonidal sinus, collected patients in a single pool, and single modality was performed to all patients so far. Staging according to the progressive nature of disease and comparisons of stage-based treatment approaches are yet to be conducted. This study aimed to define a staging system and to evaluate outcomes with the use of stage-based treatment approach.