Aim: To determine the effectiveness of redivac drain in primary closure of pilonidal sinus.
Study Design: Comparative study
Place and Duration of Study: Department of Surgery Unit-1, Sandeman Provincial Hospital Quetta from 1st January 2020 to 31st December 2020.
Methods: Ninety patients of both genders were presented in this study. Patient’s details demographics age, sex and BMI were recorded after taking written consent. Patients were divided into two groups; group I and group II. Group I had 45 patients and underwent for redivac drain and group II was without redivac drain and had 45 patients. Complete follow up was done in duration of 6 months. Outcomes wound healing, infection of wound and recurrence of pilonidal sinus in both groups were observed.
Results: Majority of the patients 66 (73.33%) were males and 24 (26.67%) were females. Mean age of the patients in group I was 28.52±6.88 years with mean BMI 24.16±7.33 kg/m2 and in group II mean age was 29.68±7.45 years with mean BMI 25.14±3.16 kg/m2. In group I 36 (80%) cases showed complete healing, partially healing was observed among 7 (15.55%) and 2 (4.44%) showed non-recurrence and in group II complete healing was among 26 (57.8%) patients, partially healing was found in 14 (31.11%) and non recurrence was among 5 (11.11%) patients. Rate of recurrence in group I was 3 (6.67%) less than that of group II (8.9%).
Conclusion: The redivac was more effective as compared to primary closure of pilonidal sinus without redivac.
Keywords: Redivac drain, Primary closure, Pilonidal sinus, Recurrence