Comparison Of Karydakis Technique With Limberg Flap Procedure In Pilonidal Sinus Disease: Advantages Of Karydakis Technique
Avsar, Fatih Mehmet
Hamamci, Enver Okan
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Objective: Several surgical techniques are being performed in the treatment of pilonidal sinus disease; however there is no single agreed technique that could be used in all patients. In this study we compared the results of the patients on which we implemented Karydakis Technique and Limberg flap procedure, the two most common techniques and tried to find the better operative modality. Methodology: One hundred thirty three patients operated between January 2004 and November 2008 and followed up regularly were included in the study. Patients who came applied due to recurrence were not included. Seventy three patients were operated with Karydakis technique and 60 patients were operated with Limberg flap procedure. Two groups were compared in terms of hospitalization period, work loss period, recurrence rate, infection rate, and whether seroma and hematom formed or not. Results: Operation period, hospitalization period, work loss period were shorter for the patients on which Karydakis technique was implemented (P<0.05). While no statistically significant difference was observed between the two groups in terms of recurrence rate (P=0.034), wound dehiscence, wound infection, hematom/seroma rate were more in Limberg flap group (P=0.001, P=0.032, P=0.022, respectively). Conclusion: Karydakis technique, which is one of the most practiced surgical techniques in treatment of Pilonidal sinus disease, should be a preferred method in terms of shorter operation time, hospitalization period and less work loss and lower complication.