Unroofing and marsupialization vs. rhomboid excision and Limberg flap in pilonidal disease: a prospective, randomized, clinical trial.

@article{Karakayali2009UnroofingAM,
  title={Unroofing and marsupialization vs. rhomboid excision and Limberg flap in pilonidal disease: a prospective, randomized, clinical trial.},
  author={Feza Yarbug Karakayali and Erdal Karagulle and Zulfikar Karabulut and Ergun Oksuz and G{\~o}khan Moray and Mehmet Ali Haberal},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2009},
  volume={52 3},
  pages={496-502}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to compare clinical outcomes and quality of life in patients undergoing surgery for pilonidal disease with unroofing and marsupialization (UM) or rhomboid excision and Limberg flap (RELP) procedures. METHODS One hundred forty consecutive patients with pilonidal sinus were randomly assigned to receive either UM or RELP procedures. A specifically designed questionnaire was administered at three months to assess time from the operation until the patient was… CONTINUE READING