Laser Obliteration of Pilonidal Sinus: The First Georgian Experience and the Results of Short-Term Observation
In the period from September 2019 to December 2020, a prospective observational study was conducted on 25 consecutive patients (2 female, 23 male) with pilonidal sinus at Academician Fridon Todua Medical Center. They were operated on an outpatient basis with the method of laser obliteration using a diode laser device (BioLitec, Germany). The evaluation criteria were the duration of complete obliteration of the sinus tracts, the frequency of complications, recurrence rate, the intensity of intra- and postoperative pain, cosmetic results, as well as duration of surgical intervention, length of hospital stay, the period of incapacity for work. The average follow-up period amounted to 9,7 months (2-15 month).
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