Towards a classification for sacrococcygeal pilonidal disease – Berlin 2017

pilonidal disease classification

  • Arkadiusz Peter Wysocki Griffith University Medical School. Griffith Health Centre - G40, Gold Coast Campus. Queensland 4222. Australia
  • Roland E Andersson Linköping University Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine 581 83 Linköping, Sweden
  • Moshe Gips Assuta Medical Centre, HaBarzel St 20, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Mustafa Girgin Elazığ Fırat Üniversite Mahallesi, Fırat Ünv., 23119 Elâzığ Merkez/Elazığ, Turkey
  • Ali Guner Department of General Surgery, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey
  • Steven Immerman Evergreen Surgical, 719 West Hamilton Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
  • Burhan H Kanat Elazığ Fırat Üniversite Mahallesi, Fırat Ünv., 23119 Elâzığ Merkez/Elazığ, Turkey
  • Cüneyt Kayaalp Department of Surgery, Inonu University , Bulgurlu Mahallesi, Malatya Elazığ Yolu 10.KM No:44210, 44000 Battalgazi/Malatya, Turkey
  • Marco Milone University of Naples Federico II. Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, via Pansini 5, 80131 Naples, Italy
  • Sven Petersen Allgemein- und Viszeralchirurgie, Asklepios Klinik Altona, Paul-Ehrlich-Straße 1, 22673 Hamburg, Germany
  • Asha Senapati Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth and St Mark’s Hospital, London, UK
  • Ekmel Tezel Gazi University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Besevler, Ankara, 06490, Turkey
  • Doll Dietrich Dept. Procto-Surgery, Marienhospital Vechta, Academic Teaching Hospital of the MH Hannover, Marienstr. 6-8, D-49377 Vechta, Germany
Keywords: pilonidal, classification, surgery, outcomes


Introduction: Sacrococcygeal Pilonidal Disease (SPD) presents in a variety of patterns. Multiple classifications have been proposed but none are in everyday use. In order to compare treatment outcomes, a method of categorizing is required.

Methods: Discussion over e-mail between several surgeons was performed over a period of 10 months.

Results: Surgeons recognize that SPD presents in a variety of patterns but there is a lack of scientific evidence on which to base a categorization system or treatment.

Conclusion: A simple classification system suitable for everyday use can be defined.

Author Biographies

Roland E Andersson, Linköping University Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine 581 83 Linköping, Sweden

Linköping University Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine 581 83 Linköping SWEDEN

Mustafa Girgin, Elazığ Fırat Üniversite Mahallesi, Fırat Ünv., 23119 Elâzığ Merkez/Elazığ, Turkey

Elazığ Fırat Üniversite Mahallesi, Fırat Ünv., 23119 Elâzığ Merkez/Elazığ, Turkey  


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