Evaluation and management of pilonidal disease.

Research paper by Ashley E AE Humphries, James E JE Duncan

Indexed on: 30 Jan '10Published on: 30 Jan '10Published in: Surgical Clinics of North America


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.