Imran Ahmed, Zahid Mehmood, Nadia Shahid, Abdul Ahad Sohail, Mujeeb-ur Rehman.
Pilonidal Sinus: Semi-Closure An Emerging Surgical Technique.
J Surg Pak Jan ;22(4):121-4.

Objective: To find out effectiveness of semi-closure technique for the treatment of pilonidal sinus. Study design: Descriptive case series. Place & Duration of study: Dr. Ziauddin Hospital Kemari campus and Surgical Ward 21, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre Karachi, from January 2016 to December 2016. Methodology: Patients with simple pilonidal sinus disease were included in this study. The semi-closure technique was used in all patients. Variables assessed included operating time, wound healing, and duration of hospital stay. Results: A total of 43 patients were included in the study. There were 35 (81.4%) male and 8 (18.6%) female patients. The mean age of the patients was 23.7 + 6.8 year. Only 5 (11.6%) patients had a positive family history. Twenty-one (48.8%) patients were drivers by occupation and 10 (23.3%) were shopkeepers. The mean operating time was 34.4 + 3.9 minutes. The mean healing time was 25.4 + 4 days. Conclusions: Surgical procedure of simple pilonidal sinus by semi-closure technique was completed in short duration. The hospital stay was also short and rapid healing of wound was observed in these patients.

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