Comparison of Limberg Flap and Tension-Free Primary Closure During Pilonidal Sinus Surgery

@article{Oku2011ComparisonOL,
  title={Comparison of Limberg Flap and Tension-Free Primary Closure During Pilonidal Sinus Surgery},
  author={Ahmet Okuş and Barış Sevinç and {\"O}mer Karahan and Mehmet Ali Eryılmaz},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={36},
  pages={431-435}
}
Pilonidal disease is an inflammatory disease seen in the intergluteal region. In this study, our aim was to compare the efficacy of the Limberg flap versus a tension-free primary closure. A total of 93 patients were included in this study. The patients were assigned consecutively by the closed-envelope technique to one of two groups: 49 patients in group 1 (excision and Limberg flap) and 44 patients in group 2 (tension-free primary closure). Excision and reconstruction with the Limberg flap was… CONTINUE READING