When it comes to treating pilonidal disease, several options are available. The choice of treatment depends on various factors, including the severity of the condition and individual patient needs.
Non-Surgical Pilonidal Sinus Treatment
For mild cases of pilonidal disease, the primary approach often involves non-surgical treatment methods. These may include antibiotics, pain management, and wound care. These conservative treatments aim to alleviate symptoms and promote healing.
Incision and Drainage
The main technique for treating an infected pilonidal abscess is lancing the cyst and draining the pus within it. This is typically a simple procedure performed in the office under a local anesthetic.
Pilonidal Cyst Excision Surgery
Should an excision of the abscess be necessary, the area will be surgically opened, and a complete debridement will be performed. This technique is often favored by physicians because there is a decreased risk of wound complications. Since the wound is being left open to heal, there is little risk of an actual wound infection.
Flap-Based Treatment for Pilonidal Disease
Complex or recurrent pilonidal diseases are best treated by an operation. The goal of the operation is to remove the entire bed of disease, including the sinus tracts and the cyst, with the extension of the incision all the way to the healthy tissue layer overlying the coccyx (tailbone). Thereafter, the wound is reconstructed and closed with the use of flaps. Thereafter the wound is reconstructed and closed with the use of flaps.
Advantages of Flap-Based Pilonidal Treatment
Flaps allow for mobilization of healthy tissue to allow a more easy and tension free wound closure that has a small chance of coming open. Historically, most proposed flap closure create an off midline scar that is not cosmetically appealing. Additionally other described surgical methods are associated with high complication and recurrence rate and prolonged wound healing and issues with pain control.
Cutting Edge Pilonidal Treatment
Bilateral fasciocutaneous flaps with tie-over sutures and incorporation of extracellular matrix
Our team has perfected a unique flap-based operation with the incorporation of cutting-edge regenerative tissue to address complex pilonidal disease cases. This approach offers several benefits, including very low complication rates such as wound dehiscence (wound coming apart), wound infection, or formation of seroma or hematoma (fluid collections in the wound). It further carries the huge advantage of a very cosmetic scar that is midline and recreates the midline gluteal (buttock) cleft or crease.
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