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Biofilm, Pilonidal Cysts and Sinuses

  • Melvin A. Shiffman
  • Mervin Low

Part of the Recent Clinical Techniques, Results, and Research in Wounds book series (RCTRRW, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Biofilm

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Melvin A. Shiffman
      Pages 3-5
    3. Tanja Planinšek Ručigaj
      Pages 7-19
    4. Oana Săndulescu, Mihai Săndulescu
      Pages 27-54
    5. Esi Sharon, David Polak, Shay Sharon, Nurit Beyth
      Pages 55-68
    6. Martin Sojka, Miroslava Horniackova, Marcela Bucekova, Viktor Majtan, Juraj Majtan
      Pages 89-108
    7. Haytham Elgharably, Syed T. Hussain, Nabin K. Shrestha, Gosta B. Pettersson
      Pages 109-120
  3. Pilonidal Cysts and Sinuses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Sunil Anand, Sushila Chauhan
      Pages 169-186
    3. Dietrich Doll
      Pages 187-196
    4. Turan Yildiz, Zekeriya Ilce
      Pages 197-201
    5. Johannes Jongen, Volker Kahlke
      Pages 203-207
    6. Cuneyt Kayaalp, Ersin Gundogan, Metin Kement
      Pages 209-213
    7. Aly Saber, Emad K. Bayumi
      Pages 215-230
    8. Sonja Dahmann, Patricia Beatrice Lebo, Max Vinzenz Meyer-Marcotty
      Pages 231-240

About this book


This book discusses the latest findings in the fields of biofilm, pilonidal cysts and sinuses. The first part provides detailed information on biofilm formation, antibiofilm properties and activity as well as their potential clinical application in wound management. The second part then examines pilonidal sinus disease and the surgical treatment options. Written by leading experts in the field, the book is a valuable resource for beginners and experienced surgeons alike.


Chronic Wounds Anti-Biofilm Secondary wound healing Minimally invasive Umbilical

Editors and affiliations

  • Melvin A. Shiffman
    • 1
  • Mervin Low
    • 2
  1. 1.TustinUSA
  2. 2.Newport BeachUSA

About the editors

Dr. Melvin A. Shiffman, MD, JD, FCLM, received his MD from Northwestern University School of Medicine in 1957 and completed his residency in general surgery in 1964 at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Long Beach, California. Since then he has been continuously involved in oncologic surgery, reconstruction, and cosmetic surgery. In 2002, Dr. Shiffman became Chair of the Section of Surgery at Tustin Hospital and Medical Center and in 2009-10 he served as President of the American College of Legal Medicine. He is Editor Emeritus of the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, a member of the Scientific Committee of the American Journal of Aesthetic Medicine, and an examiner for the International Board of Cosmetic Surgery. He is also a former Editor-in-Chief of both the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery and the International Journal of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Shiffman is the recipient of many honors and is a fellow of various colleges and societies. He has published 300 articles, authored or edited 34 books, and written more than 140 book chapters.

Dr. Mervin Low, MD received his MD from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada. He completed his Plastic Surgery Residency at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, and a Breast and Aesthetic Surgery fellowship at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, USA, and at the Plastic Surgery Center of the Pacific, Honolulu, HI, USA. Dr. Low has a busy practice devoted entirely to Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery.  He is a prolific author, educator and innovator.  He has been recognized locally as one of the Best Doctors in California and nationally as one of the Top Plastic Surgeons in America.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Biofilm, Pilonidal Cysts and Sinuses
  • Editors Melvin A. Shiffman
    Mervin Low
  • Series Title Recent Clinical Techniques, Results, and Research in Wounds
  • Series Abbreviated Title Recent Clinical Techniques, Results, and Research in Wounds
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-03076-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-03077-3
  • Series ISSN 2524-4590
  • Series E-ISSN 2524-4604
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 283
  • Number of Illustrations 14 b/w illustrations, 53 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Plastic Surgery
    General Surgery
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