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pilonidal

 [pi″lo-ni´d'l]
having a nidus of hairs.
pilonidal cyst (pilonidal sinus) a hair-containing sacrococcygeal dermoid cyst or sinus, often opening at a postanal dimple, believed to result from an infolding of skin in which hair continues to grow. These cysts cause no symptoms unless they become infected, which is likely because of their location. Pain and swelling, with the formation of an abscess, are the symptoms of infection. Treatment consists of surgical removal.
Patient Care
. Postoperative care includes dressing changes and wound care to avoid contamination and promote healing. A lubricating laxative and an oil enema are usually given before the first bowel movement to avoid strain on the suture line. Patients are taught handwashing and toileting to prevent infection until the wound is completely healed.

pi·lo·ni·dal

(pī-lō-nī'dăl),
Denoting the presence of hair in a dermoid cyst or in a sinus opening on the skin.
[pilo- + L. nidus, nest]

pilonidal

/pi·lo·ni·dal/ (-nīd´'l) having a nidus of hairs.

pilonidal

[pī′lənī′dəl]
Etymology: L, pilus, hair, nidus, nest
a growth of hair in a cyst or other internal structure.

pilonidal

adjective Hair-bearing or referring to hair.

pi·lo·ni·dal

(pī'lō-nī'dăl)
Denoting the presence of hair in a dermoid cyst or in a sinus opening on the skin.
[pilo- + L. nidus, nest]

pilonidal

having a nidus of hairs.

pilonidal sinus
see dermoid cyst.

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Methods: Between August 2014 and January 2016, 43 male and 7 female patients with pilonidal sinus disease were treated with crystallized phenol.
The disease may be combined with other diseases such as: fistulae, pilonidal sinus, immunosuppressive states, or within the mentioned syndromes.
We operated 40 patients between the month of October 2013 to February 2014 with Video Assisted Anal Fistula Treatment and one case was operated for Video Assisted Pilonidal Sinus Excision.
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USPRwire, Mon Mar 23 2015] GlobalData's clinical trial report, "Pilonidal Sinus Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2015" provides data on the Pilonidal Sinus clinical trial scenario.
Objectives: To compare the outcome of Rhomboid excision and Modified Limberg's flap closure with excision and primary closure for the treatment of Sacrococcygeal Pilonidal sinus.
Pilonidal sinus (PS) is a common condition affecting young and middle-aged adults.
Unusual or atypical mimics of HS that could be considered include Bartholin's abscess in female patients as well as, in either sex, pilonidal cyst, granuloma inguinale and lymphogranuloma venereum, Crohn's disease, scrofuloderma, and other infectious or neoplastic causes of perforating lymph nodes.
He had undergone previous surgery for excision of a pilonidal cyst, laparoscopic bilateral hernia repair in 2007, and penile shaft skin tag removal in 2008.
Patients and Methods: During the period between April 2003 and March 2013, 30 patients presented to our section with sacral wounds causing by pressure sores or infected pilonidal cysts.
Dermoid cyst also known as pilonidal sinus or cyst or dermoid cyst, has most commonly been found in Rhodesian Ridgebacks shih Tzu, Boxer (Selcer et al.