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13- THE ROLE OF PHENOL INJECTION IN THE TREATMENT OF PILONIDAL SINUS DISEASE

Qais K Baqirim

Basrah Journal of Surgery مجلة البصرة الجراحية
ISSN: 16833589 Year: 2009 Volume: 15 Issue: 1 Pages: 78-80
Publisher: Basrah University جامعة البصرة

Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine the impact of phenol injection on the outpatienttreatment of the sacrococcygeal pilonidal sinus disease. A prospective analysis was taken offorty patients between June 2002 to June 2006 as an outpatient. Age, sex, state of sinuses atinitial presentation & the recovery time was analyzed. Phenol injection applied on 40 patients,37 males & 3 females. Forty percent of the patients required one injection while 55 % of thepatients had two applications. The recovery time was between 1-3 months. Recurrence wasobserved in 15% (6 patients). Phenol treatment is simple, easy & inexpensive method that canapplied on an outpatient basis, decreasing both recurrence rate & the morbidity.

Keywords

PHENOL --- INJECTION --- PILONIDAL SINUS DISEASE