A prospective randomized controlled trial of simple Bascom's technique versus Bascom's cleft closure for the treatment of chronic pilonidal disease.

@article{Nordon2009APR,
  title={A prospective randomized controlled trial of simple Bascom's technique versus Bascom's cleft closure for the treatment of chronic pilonidal disease.},
  author={Ian M. Nordon and Asha Senapati and Neil P J Cripps},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={197 2},
  pages={
          189-92
        }
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to determine which of Bascom's simple techniques, Bascom's simple surgery or Bascom's cleft closure, is preferred in the management of moderate-severity pilonidal disease. METHODS Fifty-five patients with chronic pilonidal disease were randomized to receive Bascom's simple surgery (n = 29) or cleft closure (n = 26) under local anesthetic. The primary end point was time to healing. Patients were followed up for a median of 3 years (range, .7-4 y). RESULTS… CONTINUE READING
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