Last updated on February 2020

MIPE for Pilonidal Disease


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Pilonidal Dimple With Abscess | Pilonidal Disease | Pilonidal Cyst and Sinus With Abscess | Pilonidal Cyst/Fistula | Pilonidal Cyst Without Abscess | Pilonidal Cyst and Sinus Without Abscess | Pilonidal Abscess | Pilonidal Cyst With Sinus | Pilonidal Fistula With Abscess | Pilonidal Sinus Infected | Pilonidal Sinus Without Abscess | Pilonidal Sinus With Abscess | Pilonidal Disease of Natal Cleft Abscess
  • Age: Between 2 - 25 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients under the age of 25 with pilonidal disease may be included in the study. Patients with primary pilonidal disease or recurrence of pilonidal disease after previous intervention may be included.

Patients with acute pilonidal abscess or active infection may also be included in the study, provided they undergo a procedure more extensive than simple incision and drainage. At our institution, patients with acute abscess may undergo more extensive procedure at their initial operation, at surgeon discretion.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who undergo simple incision and drainage for pilonidal disease as their index procedure will be excluded from the study, as this is generally a temporizing measure. Patients who undergo wide local excision, or any more complex procedure will be included within the 'standard procedure' arm. Patients who had previously undergone a simple drainage procedure and present for definitive management will be included.

Patients with significant medical comorbidities, such as cancer, diabetes mellitus, chronic steroid use, and use of immunosuppressant therapies, are excluded from the study. Any patient with an ASA III or IV will be excluded.

Recruitment Status: Open


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