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Management of pilonidal sinus with the Limberg flap.
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PMID:  9645748     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to demonstrate the advantages of rhombic excision and Limberg flap closure in the treatment of pilonidal sinus disease. METHODS: We treated 24 patients who had chronic pilonidal sinus disease with rhomboid excision and Limberg flap closure. RESULTS: All patients were followed up for a period of 27 months. Mean hospital stay was 4.1 days, and mean time until return to work was 17.5 days. There was no surgical wound infection. Complication rate was 12.5 percent. During the follow-up period, no recurrence was found. CONCLUSION: Because other treatment methods carry a significant failure rate, this technique is an effective alternative in the treatment of pilonidal sinus disease.
M K Bozkurt; E Tezel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diseases of the colon and rectum     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0012-3706     ISO Abbreviation:  Dis. Colon Rectum     Publication Date:  1998 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-07-09     Completed Date:  1998-07-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372764     Medline TA:  Dis Colon Rectum     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  775-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Süleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of General Surgery, Isparta, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Chronic Disease
Pilonidal Sinus / surgery*
Prospective Studies
Surgical Flaps*

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