Volume 2010, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0253-8253
  • EISSN: 2227-0426


A great variety of procedures have been proposed for the cure of sacrococcygeal pilonidal disease. A bilobed fasciocutaneous flap, based on the parasacral perforators, is described. This retrospective study was conducted to evaluate our experience with bilobed fasciocutanous flaps and to review current publications about flap surgery for the treatment of sacrococcygeal pilonidal sinus. Eight bilobed fasciocutanous flaps have been performed between February 2004 and September 2006. Eight males, aged 19 to 35 years (mean age: 26.2 years), presented with chronic and recurrent pilonidal disease. The duration of the disease was ranged from 2 to 6 years (mean age: 3.8 years). The sinuses were excised in a vertical, elliptical fashion and the defect closed using a bilobed fasciocutanous flap. This flap was designed using the parasacral perforators and tailored to obliterate the midline defect. Primary wound healing was achieved in all patients. Large defects after excision can easily be closed using the bilobed fasciocutaneous flap. The flap provides a tensionless wound closure. Hospitalisation is brief, and the postoperative course is comfortable. No recurrence was seen in any of the eight cases. This procedure is indicated in patients in whom wide skin resection is required, because of the tension-free skin closure in such cases. This technique enabled regional reconstruction, conserved tissues, and provided satisfactory aesthetic results. Therefore, this procedure can be considered an additional, useful tool in the treatment of pilonidal sinus.


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