Crystallized Phenol Application Versus Transposition Flaps for Treatment of Sacrococcygeal Pilonidal Disease: A Prospective Randomized Study
Pilonidal sinus disease (PSD) is usually located at sacrococcygeal region of the body and
mostly effect young males causing loss of labor and school time. Its incidence is reported
26 per 100000 in a Norwegian study. Although there are many treatment modalities either
surgical or conservative, ideal treatment is still a matter of debate. Surgical techniques
such as limberg flap, modified limberg flap and karydakis are most popular treatment methods
for pilonidal disease crystallized phenol application is also successfully used for
pilonidal sinus treatment by different centers. We would like to compare flap techniques and
crystallized phenol application for complications, recurrence, patient comfort, duration of
recovery and return to work. We believe crystallized phenol application could become a good
alternative to popular surgical interventions using transposition flaps.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Assessment of recurrence
Patients will be followed up for recurrence for three years. Total recurrence will be evaluated at the end of 3rd year.
Osman Doğru, M.D.
Konya Education and Research Hospital
Turkey: Ministry of Health