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Flashcards in Pilonidal sinus Deck (4)
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1

defintion?

obstruction of natal cleft hair follicles ~6cm above the anus

2

whats the natal cleft?

bum crack

3

how do abscesses result?

ingrowing of hair excites a foreign body reaction
may cause secondary tracks to open laterally with abscesses

foul-smelling discharge

4

Rx

excision of the sinus tract and primary closure

hygiene and hair removal advice