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Surg Clin North Am. 2010 Feb;90(1):113-24, Table of Contents. doi: 10.1016/j.suc.2009.09.006.

Evaluation and management of pilonidal disease.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, National Naval Medical Center, 8901 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20889, USA.


Pilonidal disease is a common condition, ranging from the routine cyst with abscess to extensive chronic infection and sinus formation. It can be associated with significant morbidity and prolonged wound healing after definitive surgery. This article reviews the history and pathogenesis of this often challenging surgical problem and the numerous nonoperative and operative treatment options currently available for it.

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