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A single-surgeon, single-institute experience of 59 sinotomies for sacrococcygeal pilonidal disease under local anesthesia.
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PMID:  20568419     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: The sacrococcygeal pilonidal disease affects relatively young people, causing much nuisance and many lost working days. The ideal treatment should be simple, allowing a speedy recovery with short hospitalization while affording a permanent cure. Currently, many treatment options are available; unfortunately, none of them is ideal and each has its own recurrence rate. In this study, we wanted to emphasize the effectiveness of sinotomy in sacrococcygeal pilonidal sinus disease by single-surgeon's experience. METHODS: Single-surgeon's experience of 59 pilonidal sinus patients was reviewed at single-institute between July 2005 and December 2006. 2% Prilocaine was injected for local anesthesia and sinotomy technique was performed. All patients were discharged at postoperative second hour and were followed up for a minimum 1 year. RESULTS: Median age of the 59 patients was 24 (14-56) years. Forty-six (77.96%) of them were male and 13 (22.03%) of them were female. Healing completed in 1 month and almost all the patients were able to return to work the following day. We proudly have no recurrence at our mean follow up time of 16 months (range: 12-24 months). Our complication rate was 1.69%. CONCLUSION: Sinotomy has the advantages of simplicity, the possibility to operate under local anesthesia with excellent recurrence rate of 0% (Ref. 9). Full Text (Free, PDF)
Samet Yalcin; Emre Ergul
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bratislavské lekárske listy     Volume:  111     ISSN:  0006-9248     ISO Abbreviation:  Bratisl Lek Listy     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-23     Completed Date:  2010-07-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0065324     Medline TA:  Bratisl Lek Listy     Country:  Slovakia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  284-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ankara Atatürk Teaching and Research Hospital, General Surgery Department, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesia, Local*
Middle Aged
Pilonidal Sinus / surgery*
Sacrococcygeal Region
Young Adult

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