Outcome of Karydakis procedure for pilonidal sinus


  • Ajmal Farooq
  • Khalid Masood Gondal
  • Asadullah Malik




Pilonidal Sinus. Prospective Study. Retrospective Studies. Follow-Up Studies. Research. Surgical Wound Dehiscence. Surgical Flaps. Surgical Wound Infection. Treatment Outcome


Objective: To analyze the Outcome of karydakis procedure for pilonidal sinus. Design: Prospective interventional study Place and Duration: Lahore General Hospital, Lahore from January 2001 to December 2004. Material and Methods: Patients with chronic pilonidal sinus and Karydakis procedure was adopted. Results: Total No of 60 patients underwent excision and asymetrical primary closure. Six patients required intravenous analgesia minor wound infection was present in twelve patients (20%). Forty eight (80%) patients were able to resume normal household activities with in two weeks while full outdoor activities were possible in two to three weeks in nearly 100 % of cases conversion to open methods was zero with recurrence rate 5% (3 Cases) patients acceptability was 90% (54 Cases)



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Farooq, A., Gondal, K. M., & Malik, A. (2016). Outcome of Karydakis procedure for pilonidal sinus. Annals of King Edward Medical University, 12(1). https://doi.org/10.21649/akemu.v12i1.851




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