Pilonidal sinus is a common condition of uncertain etiology. There is no agreed best surgical treatment. Treatment of fistula-in-ano has been described with some success with fibrin tissue glue. The use of fibrin glue is investigated in this pilot study.METHODS:
Six patients with chronic pilonidal sinus were treated with injection of fibrin tissue glue after curettage of the pits.RESULTS:
There were no complications. Postoperative discomfort was minimal and early return to normal activities was possible. There was no recurrence of disease in five of six patients at one year.CONCLUSIONS:
Fibrin tissue glue may be a possible novel treatment for pilonidal disease.