Which treatment modality for pediatric pilonidal sinus: Primary repair or secondary healing?

Ozcan R. , Huseynov M., Bakir A. C. , Şenol Y. E. , Tutuncu C., Celayir S., ...Daha Fazla

Asian Journal of Surgery, cilt.41, sa.5, ss.506-510, 2018 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 41 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.asjsur.2017.08.006
  • Dergi Adı: Asian Journal of Surgery
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.506-510


© 2017Objective: To evaluate the outcome and characteristics of patients who were operated for sacrococcygeal pilonidal sinus (SPS) treatment using primary repair or secondary healing technique. Methods: Forty-seven patients (female: 25, male: 22) diagnosed with pilonidal sinus operated between 2009 and 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. The cases were evaluated for age, gender, body mass index (BMI), surgical technique, hospital stay, recovery time and recurrence. Mainly two types of surgical techniques were applied: primary repair and secondary healing. Results: Mean age of the patients was 15.6 (±1.2) years. Excision and primary repair was performed in 36, excision and secondary healing was in 11. There was no statistically significant difference between the groups regarding length of hospital stay and duration of postoperative pain (p > 0.05). There was a statistically significant difference between groups regarding recovery time (p < 0.05). Recurrence was detected in a total of 11 (23.4%) patients. Conclusion: We did not find any significant difference concerning length of hospitalization, duration of postoperative pain and recurrence rate. However we determined that the primary repair group recovery time is significantly shorter compared to our secondary healing group. Therefore we recommended primary repair in the treatment of primary repair PS in children.