Karydakis Flap types

Karydakis Flap types

  • Arkadiusz Peter Wysocki Griffith University
Keywords: Karydakis flap, pilonidal sinus


Introduction: There are many surgical options for managing sacrococcygeal pilonidal sinus disease. Karydakis first described his flap in 1968.

Methods: Literature review of Karydakis Flap was performed to determine the type of flap used.

Results: Three key modifications of the original flap have been described. Of 77 series identified, 10 series used the Type 4 flap.

Conclusion: Four types of the Karydakis flap have been described


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