Comparison of the classic limberg flap and modified limberg flap in the treatment of pilonidal sinus disease: A retrospective analysis of 416 patients

AKIN M. , LEVENTOĞLU Ö. S. , Mentes B. B. , BOSTANCI H. , Gokbayir H., Kilic K., ...More

SURGERY TODAY, vol.40, no.8, pp.757-762, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00595-008-4098-7
  • Title of Journal : SURGERY TODAY
  • Page Numbers: pp.757-762
  • Keywords: Pilonidal sinus, Modified Limberg flap, Maceration, Recurrence, EXCISION, MANAGEMENT


Pilonidal sinus disease (PSD) is usually seen on the sacrococcygeal region in adolescent patients. The current study analyzed the outcome of the rhomboid excision and the Limberg flap procedure (cLF) in comparison to the modified Limberg flap procedure (mlF) for PSD.