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Pilonidal disease

Zimmerman Karl M.D.
Diseases of the Colon & Rectum: July-August 1970
doi: 10.1007/BF02617256
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Conclusion and Summary Conclusion and SummaryPilonidal disease is probably an acquired condition. Surgical opening of the entire process is necessary for cure. A simple surgical unroofing is all that is necessary at operation. The postoperative treatment and observation is important to prevent the same conditions that caused the disorder in the first place from causing a recurrence.

Read at the meeting of the Pan-Pacific Surgical Society, Honolulu, Hawaii, October 20, 1969.

© The ASCRS 1970