Ingrown hair; means a cavity/cyst that contains hair, a lump of hair, and accumulated pus, which settles mostly in the coccyx area. It can also be seen in the armpits, groins, abdominal areas and between the fingers.
This disease, which used to be considered congenital, is now considered to be acquired.
There are some factors that pave the way for ingrown hair. These are as follows;
What are the findings?
How is it diagnosed?
The disease is diagnosed by detecting ingrown hair in the coccyx during physical examination. Although very rarely, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used for diagnosis in patients whose examination result is suspicious.
In case of ingrown hair with abscess, the abscess is drained under local or general anesthesia. Antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs are added to the treatment.
The exact treatment of the disease is provided by the surgical option.
Limberg Rotation flap: In this technique that we use as well, the cyst is removed with a rhombus-shaped incision. After placing a drain, the procedure is ended by closing the open area by shifting the skin/ subcutaneous fatty tissue from the right hip. The surgery is performed under spinal anesthesia (numbing the waist) within 30 minutes on average, and the patient is then discharged after an overnight stay in the hospital. After 9-10 days, the process is completed by removing the sutures. It is recommended that the patient do not sit, except while eating and using the toilet in the first postoperative week.