Pilonidal operations



  • The incidence of pilonidal disease is approximately 0.7% in young adults and is commonly accepted to be an acquired condition caused by embedded hairs in the intergluteal cleft [1]. Pilonidal disease may present as an acute abscess, a simple pilonidal cyst, or a complicated or recurrent sinus. Primary midline openings or pits may be seen in the gluteal cleft approximately 5 cm cephalad to the anus [1]. Chronic sinus tracts become lined with squamous epithelium. Recurrence rates vary depending on the study and procedure (Table 25.1). © Springer-Verlag London Limited 2010.
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13

  • 9781848820883
  • Start Page

  • 207
  • End Page

  • 215