International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 5, Issue 3 (2019)

Effectiveness of limberg flap verses lay open in sacrococcygeal pilonidal sinus treatment: A prospective clinical study


Dr. Robindera Kour, Dr. Gurpreet Kour, Dr. Iqbal Singh, Dr. KK Gupta, Dr. Rajiv Sharma

Aim: to compare the effectiveness of limberg flap vs lay open in sacrococcygeal pilonidal sinus treatment. Methods: This randomized prospective study was carried out in the Government Hospital Sarwal, Jammu, India among 30 patients. Patients were randomized into two groups; group A with 15 patients was undergone wide local excision followed by limberg flap primary closure while the other group B with 15 patients was undergone wide local excision followed by Lay open flap (healing by secondary intention). Results: Mean age of the subject of the limberg flap group and lay open group was 22.42 years and 22.38 years respectively. 90% of the patient’s (27 patients) of the present study were males. In limberg flap group 53.3% patient achieved complete wound healing around 20-30 days while in lay open group 60.0% patient achieved complete wound healing around 51-60 days post operatively Conclusions: Excision with primary closure is a better modality than excision with lay open technique in treatment of pilonidal sinus.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Robindera Kour, Dr. Gurpreet Kour, Dr. Iqbal Singh, Dr. KK Gupta, Dr. Rajiv Sharma. Effectiveness of limberg flap verses lay open in sacrococcygeal pilonidal sinus treatment: A prospective clinical study. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 5, Issue 3, 2019, Pages 199-201
International Journal of Medical and Health Research