A Case Series of Pilonidal Sinus Over Anterior Chest Wall


Authors : Dr. Rahul Raikar; Dr. Manjunath A P; Dr. C N Manoj Raj; Dr. Ratikant Narayan Raikar

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 3 - March

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7787549

Abstract : Pilonidal sinus (PNS) is an acquired inflammatory condition involving the skin and subcutaneous tissue most commonly found in hairy males1 . Intermammary PNS is a rare variant and usually found in obese young females.Surgery is the most often used form of treatment for PNS which includes wide local excision and healing by secondary intention which requires regular post-operative wound dressing and follow up2 . Here, we describe a case series of PNS over anterior chest wall who presented to the out-patient of surgery department for the management of the same. All 3 patients successfully underwent wide local excision with primary closure having no intraoperative and postoperative complications with no recurrence noted on short term follow up. Hence, concluding that wide local excision with primary suturing remains the treatment of choice for PNS in the chest. Recurrence rate is usually low having good prognosis.

Keywords : Pilonidal sinus, Chest wall, Primary closure.

Pilonidal sinus (PNS) is an acquired inflammatory condition involving the skin and subcutaneous tissue most commonly found in hairy males1 . Intermammary PNS is a rare variant and usually found in obese young females.Surgery is the most often used form of treatment for PNS which includes wide local excision and healing by secondary intention which requires regular post-operative wound dressing and follow up2 . Here, we describe a case series of PNS over anterior chest wall who presented to the out-patient of surgery department for the management of the same. All 3 patients successfully underwent wide local excision with primary closure having no intraoperative and postoperative complications with no recurrence noted on short term follow up. Hence, concluding that wide local excision with primary suturing remains the treatment of choice for PNS in the chest. Recurrence rate is usually low having good prognosis.

Keywords : Pilonidal sinus, Chest wall, Primary closure.

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