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Pilonidal disease: A new concept of pathogenesis

Palmer W. H. M.D.
Diseases of the Colon & Rectum: May-June 1959
doi: 10.1007/BF02616896
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Summary SummaryTheories of pathogenesis of pilonidal disease are reviewed.A review of treatment and pathologic findings in 96 cases is presented.A review of the results of examinations of 420 pre-adolescent males is provided.A new thought regarding the cause of pilonidal disease is submitted.

Read at the meeting of the American Proctologic Society, Los Angeles, California, June 29 to July 3, 1958.

© The ASCRS 1959