Trends toward a tailored approach for pilonidal sinus disease Classification, staging, and treatment algorithms

Tezel E., LEVENTOĞLU Ö. S., Wysocki A. P.

COLOPROCTOLOGY, vol.41, no.2, pp.121-126, 2019 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00053-018-0314-0
  • Journal Name: COLOPROCTOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.121-126
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


This review article summarizes the approach to patients with pilonidal sinus disease based on morphologically different stages. Pilonidal sinus disease is a very common condition especially among young people. The proposed classifications for pilonidal disease and commonly used procedures are summarized here. There is currently limited literature to justify a particular treatment over another based on disease stage. Off-midline closure has the lowest long-term recurrence rate.