Can a pilonidal sinus heal on its own?
Though in some cases, the sinus may heal and close by itself, in majority of the cases, surgical intervention is needed
What happens if a pilonidal cyst goes untreated?
If untreated, a pilonidal cyst may lead to an abscess which when ruptures form pilonidal sinus
What are the symptoms?
The symptoms of a pilonidal cyst/sinus include:
- Swelling at the bottom of the spine
- Pain and redness
- Discharge of foul smelling pus or blood out of it
What are the treatment options for pilonidal sinus in Kolkata?
Many techniques are available to treat this condition surgically. But few are in vogue. Most commonly used are simple incision, excision, plastic surgery techniques & marsupialization
What are the disadvantages of conventional open surgery for pilonidal sinus?
Almost all these techniques result in prolonged hospital stay, large surgical wound, need of regular dressing, high morbidity, patients discomfort and delayed resumption to work. On the other hand, pilonidal sinus laser treatment in Kolkata ensures shorter hospital stays and is almost painless, allowing for a quicker recovery.
How and what to choose for?
- Pilonidal sinus is a disappointingly stubborn condition for both patient and surgeon alike, because of its propensity to recur.
- The ideal method used to treat the condition should satisfy the following goals:
- Wound healing with a low risk of recurrence
- Short hospitalisation
- Maximal patient comfort
- Low morbidity, with few wound-management problems
- Early resumption to normal daily activity