Karydakis Flap: A preferred procedure for Sacrococcygeal Pilonidal Sinus Disease (SPNSD).
Objectives: To evaluate patients with SPNSD who underwent Karydakis Flap procedure with reference to operative time, drain removal time, hospital stay, complications and recurrence rate. Study Design: Prospective study. Setting: Surgical Department of Allied Hospital, Faisalabad. Period: September 2009 to January 2018. Material & Methods: A total of 117 patients underwent Karydakis Flap procedure. Data was collected according to the above said parameters .Patients were followed up for 12 months. Results: The operative time was 35.5 minutes. Average Hospital stay was 2 days. Drain removed at median of 8 days.17 patients (14%) developed seroma. Wound Infection occurred in 5 patients (4%). Wound burst opened in 1 patient (0.8%).No recurrence was noted (0%) in any patient during a follow up of 1 year. Conclusion: Karydakis Flap procedure is a relatively simple and easy technique with minimal chances of recurrence.