A sinus tract is a narrow tunnel (a small abnormal channel) in your body. A sinus tract typically goes between a focus of infection in deeper tissues to your skin surface. This means that the tract may discharge pus from time to time on to your skin.
A pilonidal sinus is a sinus tract which commonly contains hairs. It occurs under your skin between your buttocks (the natal cleft) a short distance above your back passage (anus). The sinus tract goes in a vertical direction between your buttocks. Rarely, a pilonidal sinus occurs in other sites of your body.
What Causes a Pilonidal Cyst?
Most doctors think that ingrow hairs are the reason for many of them. Pilonidal means "nest of hair", and doctors sometimes find hair follicles inside the cyst.
Another theory is that pilonidal cysts appear after a trauma to that region of your body.
During World War II, more than 80,000 soldiers got pilonidal cysts that put them in the hospital. People thought they were because of irritation from riding in bumpy Jeeps. For a while, the condition was called "Jeep disease."
You might be more likely to get one if you were born with a small dimple in the skin between your buttocks. This dimple can tend to get infected, though doctors aren't exactly sure why.
What are the signs and symptoms of a pilonidal cyst?
Certain individuals with a pilonidal cyst may not have any symptoms at all, and the only finding may be a dimple or an opening in the skin (sinus tract) near the cleft of the buttocks. However, if the pilonidal cyst becomes infected (pilonidal abscess), the following signs and symptoms may develop:
Pain over the lower spine
Redness of the skin
Warmth of the skin
Localized swelling over the lower spine
Drainage of pus from an opening in the skin (sinus tract) over the lower spine
Though much less common, pilonidal cysts can also develop in other areas of the body, such as the hands.
What is the advantage of the laser treatment in pilonidal sinus?
We are doing this treatment just in 10 minutes. It doesn't take your time or you shouldn't be nervous, because its not a surgical operation.
We don't use anesthetics. So you don't need be hungry or wait too much time get back yourself. There will be no pain at all because we will give some local anesthetics in the area. After 15 minutes you can go back your daily routine and enjoy.
There will be no scar or bleed in that area so, that area will be protected from the surgical symptoms like inflammation or replying pilonidal sinus. You will be safe from all these symptoms.
It wont be a problem if you have a systematical diseases like diabetes or exc. because we don't use a general or spinal anesthetics.
Nonsurgical Pilonidal Sinus Treatment in Our Medical Center
All pilonidal sinus patients applying to our center are first examined in detail and they are informed about their disease and its treatment. Depending on the decision of patients
For ensuring a hygienic environment, patients are taken to a special room for them.
After the preparatory stage, patients are taken to the sterile intervention room for a sterile intervention.
For intervention, local anesthesia is applied. The nonsurgical method which is decided for together with the patient is applied under sterile conditions. (5 to 10 minutes)
After the procedure, the patient rests in their own room. Then they return to their job or home on their feet.
The most important advantage for our patients is that they can learn the reason for their discomfort and return to their home comfortably after an intervention all on the same day