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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 14-17

Minimally invasive treatment of pilonidal sinus disease using platelet-rich plasma

1 Department of General Surgery, Meram Medical School, Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, Turkey
2 Department of General Surgery, Sarıkaya State Hospital, Yozgat, Turkey
3 Department of General Surgery, Konya Training and Research Hospital, Konya, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Barış Sevinç
Department of General Surgery, Sarıkaya State Hospital, Sarıkaya, Yozgat, 66650
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2468-5585.179563

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Aim: Pilonidal disease is an inflammatory disorder, mainly affecting young adults. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is shown to have a positive impact on the wound healing process. Herein, the study aims to define the application of PRP and report early results. Methods: The study data were collected prospectively. PRP was prepared from the patients' own blood samples, transformed into gel form, and applied to the sinus tract under local anesthesia. Furthermore, the healing rate and recurrence rate of the disease were evaluated. Results: There were 50 cases included in the study, with 48 cases were cured at the end of the 1st month. At this stage, with a median follow-up of 15 months, there have been no documented recurrences. Conclusion: Minimally invasive treatment of pilonidal disease with PRP application has promising results. Treatment of pilonidal disease by PRP can be applied in outpatient clinic and provides total cure in a short time. The method is simple, painless, with no hospital stay required, less wound care, shorter time to return daily activity, and the cost is effective. However, long-term outcomes are unknown, and additional follow-up is required.

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