Rhomboidal Excision and Limberg Flap for Treatment of Pilonidal Sinus A Clinical Experience Anwer Ayyed Abdulkadhim* FICMS, Bassam Hameed Al-Jarrah* FICMS

  • imj Iraq Medical Journal

Abstract

Background: There are many modalities for the treatment of pilonidal sinus, each of them has its own advantages and disadvantages. Using a cutaneous flap in closing the defect of the excised sinus has lastly been used and claimed to be of low side effects and better long lasting results.


Objectives: To evaluate the results of using a rhomboidal excision and rotational (Limberg) flap in the treatment of pilonidal sinus.


Methods: A case-series study, performed at Baghdad teaching and private hospitals from the 1st of February 2016 to the 1st of January 2018. A total of 48 patients were enrolled in this study. All underwent rhomboidal excision and Limberg flap surgery. Outcome results were evaluated.


Results: Of the 48 patients studied, there were 31 (64.5%) males and 17(35.5%) females. The age ranged between 16 and 40 years. The recurrence rate was 2.1% and the postoperative complications were 8.4%. About 70% of the patients were satisfied about the results of the operation. 


Conclusion: The rhomboidal excision and rotational flap surgery for treatment of pilonidal sinus is a good choice and has low rate of recurrence and good patient satisfaction

Published
2019-01-08
How to Cite
IRAQ MEDICAL JOURNAL, imj. Rhomboidal Excision and Limberg Flap for Treatment of Pilonidal Sinus A Clinical Experience Anwer Ayyed Abdulkadhim* FICMS, Bassam Hameed Al-Jarrah* FICMS. Iraqi Medical Journal, [S.l.], v. 64, n. 2, p. 1-5, jan. 2019. ISSN 0304-4564. Available at: <http://imj.edu.iq/index.php/imj/article/view/347>. Date accessed: 16 june 2019.

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