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Advanced Laser treatment for Pilonidal Sinus


Pilonidal Sinus is a tract formed under the skin of the natal cleft (between two buttocks).

It is also known as Jeep disease as it is common in people driving for a long duration. It is also common in hairy individuals.

This tract contains abnormally growing hair follicles, which grows under the skin.

When infection occurs in this tract it forms an abscess which tracks along the tract and it forms a cyst commonly known as "Pilonidal cyst".

Occasionally this cyst may get ruptured with pus discharge.

Common symptoms are pain, swelling in natal cleft and fever. Symptoms can get reduced if cyst ruptures.



*Treatment options*



A) Pilonidal Sinus excision and reconstruction

- this includes excision of whole tract and mobilisation of natal cleft to one side so that hair will not accumulate in between gluteal folds.

This is a conventional method but carries increased risk of pain, wound infection, post of bleeding and delayed healing.

There are various modifications with advancement of plastic surgery, Including flap repairs of the defect but they carry certain risk of recurrence.



B) Advanced Laser Surgery for Pilonidal Sinus

With advancement of laser used in surgical practice. Lasers are used as a minimally invasive option for Pilonidal Sinus and are now being extensively used in practice because of its advantage of less complications and quicker recovery.

Laser ablation of Pilonidal Sinus tract is a simple Surgery with less time of operation as compared to the conventional surgery. It also has less risk of bleeding, less post operative pain and very small wound and and hence low risk of wound infection.

Wound healing takes only few days compared to 2-3 months in conventional surgery.

Most important advantage is low risk of recurrence with laser surgery compared to the conventional surgery.



Lexinia has expertise in laser treatment of Pilonidal Sinus and has been treating many patients with promising results and zero recurrence rate till the date.

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