Minimally Invasive Surgical Approach to Complicated Recurrent Pilonidal Sinus

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Gul V. O., Destek S., Ozer S., Etkin E., Ahioglu S., Ince M., ...More

CASE REPORTS IN SURGERY, 2015 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1155/2015/759316
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Pilonidal sinus is considered as a simple and frequently occurring disease localized at the sacrococcygeal area. However, at the intergluteal region, it can often turn into a chronic and complicated disease. In some cases, it can fistulize up to the gluteal region and appear at the secondary orifices. Minimally invasive surgical techniques are becoming widespread in recent years due to the increased experience and development of new instruments. Limited excision of the pilonidal sinus tract can be a better treatment option compared with large excisions in terms of recovery time and patient's comfort. This case study reports the singlephase surgical treatment of complicated and recurrent pilonidal sinus localized at the gluteal area, with minimal tissue loss and inflammation.