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Pilonidal Disease

  • Jeong Eun Lee
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Abstract

Pilonidal disease shows asymptomatic small pit or simple cyst in the center of buttocks about 5 cm above the anus, and pain and tenderness on pressure if it forms an abscess with cellulitis around the cyst. It is necessary to distinguish it from inflammatory diseases originating in the anus including anal fistula, hidradenitis suppurativa, and folliculitis through anal digital examination. The principle of treatment is to completely remove the sinus tract, and recurrence has to be prevented after the excised skin is all healed.

Keywords

Pilonidal disease Bascom’s operation Advancement flap 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeong Eun Lee
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  1. 1.Colorectal Division, Department of SurgeryHansol HospitalSeoulSouth Korea

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