5 years ago

Laser Nd:YAG to treat primary pilonidal cysts: an alternative treatment

M. J. Suárez Valladares, M. A. Rodríguez-Prieto
A pilonidal cyst is an acquired inflammatory disease that affects young adults. Many treatments have been described, although no clear consensus has been reported. At present, surgical intervention is the first line of treatment. The main problem after treatment is the high recurrence of the pilonidal sinus (PNS). We treated six patients with clinical PNS in the natal cleft (with different time of evolution) and 1.5 cm diameter approximately with Nd:YAG (1064nm). It took 3-4 treatments to resolve the sinus. It is important to remove the residual hairs into the cyst. All of our patients healed. Six lesions were eradicated, and no symptoms were described after the treatment. The mean follow-up period was 52 months (12 to 100 months) without any recurrences. The early management of pilonidal cysts, with Nd:YAG (1064nm) could be an interesting way of treatment versus conventional surgery, because it causes few side effects and the clinical and aesthetic results are optimal. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

Publisher URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/doi

DOI: 10.1111/bjd.15929

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