Another Pilonidal classification - PLLATIN


  • Dietrich Doll Department of General and Visceral, Vascular and Paediatric Surgery, Saarland University, Homburg / Saar, Germany.
  • Pantelis Vassiliu
Keywords: pilonidal sinus classification


Introduction: Pilonidal disease is a troublesome disease of young adults, and associated with real discomfort for the patient. More than 40,000 operations are performed every year in Germany alone.

Methods: Two classification systems are reviewed and novel approach presented.

Results: PLLATIN classification is described: Proximity to anus; Length from distal to proximal sinus; LATeral openings distance from midline; Infection; Number of previous definitive surgery attempts.

Conclusion: Classification systems require validation.


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