Medicana Sivas Hospital General Surgery Specialist Prof. Dr. Ayhan Koyuncu gave information about Hair Rotation Disease and treatment methods.
What is a pilonidal sinus (ingrown hair) and who is at risk?
The disease, which is called as ingrown hair among the people, appears in the form of swelling, pain, one or several holes in the coccyx and discharge from these holes. Sometimes there may be abscesses and signs of infection such as very severe pain, redness and fever. It happens mostly in men. It is more common in people sitting, drivers, obese people, and people with this disease in their family. Men who are particularly hairy, who have to sit for a long time are at risk. a common disease in Turkey.
Pilonidal Sinus (Hair Rotation) Surgical Treatment
In recent years, the removal of the sinus (cyst with hair and inflammation) area with a small incision called microcinusectomy and sealing it with diode laser application has taken its place as an elite treatment. In this treatment, as in other open and closed surgeries, there are no large incisions, non-aesthetic incision marks etc. in the coccyx and the patient's comfort is at the highest level. Patients are operated on by numbing the waist and are discharged the next day by staying in the hospital for one night. In addition, dressing is not required and the patient can return to his normal life immediately.
How is laser therapy used in hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoids can also be easily resolved with laser therapy. It is used to extinguish mild hemorrhoids in 1st and 2nd degree hemorrhoids. It is used to cut the larger hemorrhoids during surgery in 3rd and 4th degree hemorrhoids.
How is the laser applied?
The laser beam is made with a device that carries heat up to 90 degrees. Firing occurs as soon as it is applied to the tissue. It is applied by entering the hemorrhoid breasts with local anesthesia or light sedation (by being put to sleep) with a slightly thick laser wire from the hair strand. 2-4 mm in the warmed hemorrhoid nozzle. depth and 6-8 mm. wide tissue damage occurs. The patient feels this burning sensation as it is worked in the area where the pain nerves end.
How long can the patient return to his daily life?
One day of rest is enough. In the treatment techniques performed with surgery, rest may be required for a period of up to 2 months. Because the incision area takes time to heal.