intergluteal cleft

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intergluteal cleft

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the sulcus between the buttocks (nates).
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Gender, body mass index (BMI), family tendency, sitting habbits, depth of natal cleft, body hair density, type of hair, poor personal hygiene and excessive sweating are the most common risk factors for PD (5,6).
A 22-year-old female patient attended at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka with multiple yellow-brown, smooth papules and plaques over both axillae, both antecubital fossae, periocular and perioral areas, tongue, neck, submammary folds, truncal folds, groins, buttocks and natal cleft for 4A1/2 years.
Recurrence in operated patients is usually the result of the retained natal cleft anatomy, where depth is correlated to increased recurrence.
The patient was placed in the prone position with the buttocks taped apart for exposing the natal cleft. Subsequent to the skin disinfection via povidone iodine, 20 mL of 2%prilocaine was applied to the sacrococcygeal area around the surgical site for local anesthesia.
Pilonidal sinus (PS) is a common disease of natal cleft in the sacrococcygeal region characterized by weak hair accumulation within and usually consists of one or more openings communicating by a fibrous track lined by granulation tissue.
Depth, narrowness, friction movements in the natal cleft; soft/ macerated skin with erosions, splits, wide skin pores, wounds, presence of moisture and sweat are other factors.
This includes the anus, breast (including the nipple and areola), buttock, natal cleft (the cleft between the buttocks), penis (including the foreskin), perineum, pubic mound, scrotum, tongue or vulva and applies to all genders.
An unusual case of porokeratosis involving the natal cleft: porokeratosis ptychotropica?
Strongly associated etiological factors are local trauma, excessive hair, poor personal hygiene and presence of deep natal cleft (as in obese).
Aetiology of this disease is uncertain but relates to the implantation of loose hair in to the depth of the natal cleft. Factors that influence the condition are the nature of hairs force of implantation and vulnerability of the skin.
In both groups, the incidence was more common in patients with coarse body hair density (80-84%) and among the patients with a deep natal cleft (88%).