A 23-year-old male asked:
I have pilondial sinus and cyst, how long can i live with it, i had it for 5 years. i heard the surgery is leaving a large open wound? what do i do?
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Surgery the best: The pilonidal will slowly increase and become more bothersome and harder to cure as you delay. Get it operated on now and it will be over and done with
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General Surgery 45 years experience
Cleft-lift operation: Although excision with leaving a large open wound is a possible treatment for pilonidal disease, a better option is a cleft lift. It flattens the cleft, removes the disease process, and has an extremely low recurrence rate. Recovery is much simpler and quicker than the open wound procedure.
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Last updated Jan 13, 2018
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