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 SS  Vol.3 No.7 , July 2012
Excision and Partial Primary Closure of Wound for Pilonidal Disease
Abstract: Background: Pilonidal disease is a common chronic disorder of the sacrococcygeal region; and its surgical management is still a matter of discussion. The ideal therapy would be a quick cure that allowed patients to return rapidly to normal activity, that is minimally invasive with no morbidity, a low risk of complication and easy to learn. Methods: Sixty seven patients with pilonidal disease were subjected to excision and partial closure procedure, from November 2006 to March 2010 at General Surgery Department, Zagazig University Hospital, Zagazig University, Egypt. The mean age was 27.5 years. Complete but close excision of all diseased tissues was achieved. Then, the wound partially was closed from the deepest parts only by multiples buried vertical mattress sutures by using Lasheen’s needle, and left the superficial wound parts to heal by second intention. The follow up period was ranged from 14 - 39 months (mean 27 months). Results: The mean hospital stay was 12 hours, mean operation time was 30 minutes and mean time to return to normal activity was 8 days (range 7 - 12 days). Nine cases show superficial wound infection and one case of recurrence. Conclusion: Excision and partially closure technique by using Lasheen’s needle for pilonidal diseases is minimal invasive and less morbidity, easy to learn and has favorable results regarding to return to normal activity, rate of recurrence and cosmetically acceptable.
Cite this paper: A. Lasheen, K. Safwat, M. Morsy, A. Fiad and A. Elmoregy, "Excision and Partial Primary Closure of Wound for Pilonidal Disease," Surgical Science, Vol. 3 No. 7, 2012, pp. 366-370. doi: 10.4236/ss.2012.37072.
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