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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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He also co-developed a patient- centered blog for pilonidal disease.
Histology results showed that microscopically the dermis was found to contain an inflamed pilonidal sinus (Fig.
You are noticing symptoms because unfortunately, the area has become infected and as well as those symptoms you've described, if it is a pilonidal sinus you're suffering with, you may also notice blood or pus around the area and suffer a high temperature.
In its general usage, the term pilonidal cyst refers to an area located at the superior aspect of the gluteal cleft in the sacrococcygeal area as shown in Figure 1.
Folikuler okluzyon tetradi akne vulgaris, pilonidal sinus, HS ve disekan selulitten olusur ve hepsinin ortak yonu folikuler okluzyonun baslatici olmasidir (1,3,4).
Patient 1: A 19-year old man presented at the outpatient department of our surgical clinic with his parents who reported that their son was probably suffering from an infected pilonidal cyst.
Pilonidal sinuses usually occur where the cheeks of the buttocks meet and seem to be more common in people who have lots of body hair.
Called pilonidal sinus, it results in a small hole or tunnel under the skin which becomes infected with bacteria and filled with pus.
The classic or flexible laryngeal mask airway (LMA) has been inserted in and/or used for maintenance of anaesthesia in the prone position for a variety of procedures including paediatric radiotherapy (1-3), minor back surgery (4,5), pilonidal sinus surgery (6,7) and duodenoscopy (7,8), but its use is controversial because insertion and ventilation may fail and the airway may not be protected.
Concurrent sessions included topics such as pilonidal sinus; diabetic foot assessment; models of practice; and the way nurses are working in partnership with other care providers.
A I AM pretty sure you are describing a pilonidal sinus.
The range of presumptive diagnoses was diverse: 11 malignancies, 7 dental abscesses or masses, 4 tuberculosis, 4 pneumonia, and 1 each of stroke, endometritis, pilonidal cyst, pulmonary embolus, classical" appendicitis, and, in a 12-year-old girl, lung cancer.