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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Doll, D; Novotny, A; Rothe, R; Kristiansen, JE; Wietelmann, K; Boulesteix, AL; Düsel, W; Petersen, S 
Title:
Methylene Blue halves the long-term recurrence rate in acute pilonidal sinus disease. 
Abstract:
OBJECTIVE: To study the potential benefits of intraoperative methylene blue (MB) use in pilonidal sinus surgery, the correlation between long-term recurrence rate and intraoperative MB use in pilonidal sinus surgery was investigated. BACKGROUND: Explicit investigations of MB effects in sinus surgery are scarce and inconclusive; an effect on long-term recurrence rate has never been systematically investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A random selection of 247 patients out of 1,960 patients with p...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Int J Colorectal Dis 
Year:
2008 
Journal volume:
23 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
181-7 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0179-1958 
TUM Institution:
Chirurgiesche Klinik und Poliklinik