Pilonidal Disease

  • P. N. Joshi
  • Shekhar Suradkar


In its more usual form, this disease consists of a sinus situated a short distance behind the anus and generally contains hair. It was first described by Anderson in 1847 in a paper entitled “Hair extracted from an Ulcer.” Warren in 1854 reported an “Abscess containing Hair on Nates,” and Hodges in 1880 termed it as a pilonidal sinus (pilus for hair and nidus for nest) (Aird 1952; Goligher 1970; Turrel 1959).


Methylene Blue Pilonidal Sinus Hidradenitis Suppurativa Lateral Incision Pilonidal Disease 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ProctologyGrant Medical CollegeMumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryWIALS centre, Highway Hospital and Multi-specialitycentre, Marathon SquareThane (West), MumbaiIndia

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