Aim: Pilonidal disease (PD) is a common debilitating condition frequently seen in surgical practice. Several available treatments carry different benefit/risk balances. The aim of this study was to snapshot the current management of PD across European countries. Method: Members affiliated to the European Society of Coloproctology were invited to join the survey. An invitation was extended to others via social media. The predictive power of respondents' and hospitals' demographics on the change of therapeutic approach was explored. Results: Respondents (n = 452) were mostly men (77%), aged 26-60 years, practising in both academic and public hospitals and with fair distribution between colorectal (51%) and general (48%) surgeons. A total of 331 (73%) respondents recommended surgery at first presentation of the disease. Up to 80% of them recommended antibiotic therapy and 95% did not use any classification of PD. A primary closure technique was the preferred procedure (29%), followed by open technique (22%), flap creation (7%), sinusectomy (7%) and marsupialization (7%). Approximately 27% of subjects would choose the same surgical technique even after a failure. Almost half (46%) perform surgery as office based. A conservative approach was negatively associated with acutely presenting PD (p < 0.001). Respondents who were not considering tailored surgery based on patient presentation tended to change their approach in the case of a failed procedure. Conclusion: With the caveat of a heterogeneous number of respondents across countries, the results of our snapshot survey may inform the development of future guidelines.

An international survey exploring the management of pilonidal disease / Gallo, Gaetano; Goglia, Marta; Senapati, Asha; Pata, Francesco; Basso, Luigi; Grossi, Ugo; Null, Null. - In: COLORECTAL DISEASE. - ISSN 1462-8910. - 25:11(2023), pp. 2177-2186. [10.1111/codi.16760]

An international survey exploring the management of pilonidal disease

Gallo, Gaetano
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Goglia, Marta;Basso, Luigi;
2023

Abstract

Aim: Pilonidal disease (PD) is a common debilitating condition frequently seen in surgical practice. Several available treatments carry different benefit/risk balances. The aim of this study was to snapshot the current management of PD across European countries. Method: Members affiliated to the European Society of Coloproctology were invited to join the survey. An invitation was extended to others via social media. The predictive power of respondents' and hospitals' demographics on the change of therapeutic approach was explored. Results: Respondents (n = 452) were mostly men (77%), aged 26-60 years, practising in both academic and public hospitals and with fair distribution between colorectal (51%) and general (48%) surgeons. A total of 331 (73%) respondents recommended surgery at first presentation of the disease. Up to 80% of them recommended antibiotic therapy and 95% did not use any classification of PD. A primary closure technique was the preferred procedure (29%), followed by open technique (22%), flap creation (7%), sinusectomy (7%) and marsupialization (7%). Approximately 27% of subjects would choose the same surgical technique even after a failure. Almost half (46%) perform surgery as office based. A conservative approach was negatively associated with acutely presenting PD (p < 0.001). Respondents who were not considering tailored surgery based on patient presentation tended to change their approach in the case of a failed procedure. Conclusion: With the caveat of a heterogeneous number of respondents across countries, the results of our snapshot survey may inform the development of future guidelines.
2023
minimally invasive procedure; patient perspectives; pilonidal disease; recurrence rates; surgical techniques
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An international survey exploring the management of pilonidal disease / Gallo, Gaetano; Goglia, Marta; Senapati, Asha; Pata, Francesco; Basso, Luigi; Grossi, Ugo; Null, Null. - In: COLORECTAL DISEASE. - ISSN 1462-8910. - 25:11(2023), pp. 2177-2186. [10.1111/codi.16760]
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