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Banihashemi H, Moradi F, Eghbal Eftekhari T. Limberg flap treatment results in pilonidal sinus disease. hmj. 2012; 16 (2) :89-94
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Introduction: Pilonidal sinus disease is a chronic disease of sacrococcygeal region which is caused due to growth on hair in intergluteal region causing foreign body reaction and abscess formation. Different procedures are used to treat this condition surgically, which have their own complications, and recurrence rate. Rhomboid excision with Limberg flap is a method with minimal complications and recurrence and the patient back to work in a short period.
Methods: In this descriptive study, in a one year period, patients diagnosed with pilonidal sinus disease were treated surgically with rhomboid excision and Limberg flap. They were followed up for one year for recurrence and surgical complications.
Results: During, 33 patients entered this study of which 21 (63.6%) were men. Mean age was 25.48±3.307 years. Mean duration of pilonidal sinus disease was 6.84±9.82 months, mean duration of admission was 23.42±3.307 hours and mead duration of return to work was 8.33±2.02 days. The only complication seen in our patients, was seroma in 1 patient (3%).
Conclusion: Due to lack of recurrence, minimal complications and short duration of admission, this procedure seems to be a suitable procedure in surgical treatment of pilonidal sinus disease.
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Received: 2012/10/17

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