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Die Morbidität der Z-Plastik in der Behandlung des Pilonidalsinus [Morbidity of Z-plasty in the treatment of pilonidal sinus]
21 patients were followed up on an average of 28 months following excision of pilonidal sinus and Z-plasty. There were 2 recurrences (10%), 3 hypertrophic scars (14%) and hypaesthesia of the skin flaps in almost every patient. 2 out of 3 patients (67%) were satisfied with the results. 5 suffer from the cosmetic appearance, 5 from pruritus, 3 (14%) have problems with clothing. About 1/3 experience discomfort when sitting and sporting. This morbidity causes us to recommend Z-plasty only in cases of a recurrence with strong discomfort or frequent recurrences.
Adolescent, Adult, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Necrosis, Pilonidal Sinus/surgery, Postoperative Complications/pathology, Skin/pathology, Suture Techniques, Wound Healing
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