Does Intraoperative Methylene Blue Guidance in Pilonidal Sinus Surgery Really Effective in Total Excision of the Nest ?
To study the potential benefits of intraoperative methylene blue use in pilonidal sinus
surgery in detecting the borders of the disease, the histopathologic correlation between the
specimen dyed by methylene blue and also the cavity excision specimen not dyed by methylene
blue was investigated. The branches that distinctly exceeded the planned dyed excision
borders will tried to be detected histopathologically, if any.
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Histopathologic detection of any evidence of pilonidal sinus disease in the cavity excision material not dyed by methylene blue
Suleyman Bozkurt, M.D.
Bezmialem Vakif University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgery
Turkey: Ministry of Health