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Pilonidal Cyst (Definition)
Pilonidal cyst is a pus-filled abscess or sore that develops in the skin over the tail bone. Treatment is draining out the cyst.
Temporizing Treatmen: Incision and drainage is when a physician makes a specific type of incision to remove the pus inside a pilonidal cyst. This is not a cure for pilonidal disease. It is a temporizing treatment to remove the active infection. To cure the disease, a subsequent surgery must be done once all the inflammation has subsided. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends: All pilonidal cysts are infected to a degree. When there is redness and pus drainage is done. Whe the infection is controlled wide excision is done. Either method carry a 30% recurrence rate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 27 yo son has pain at the bottom of his spine. He has no external sign that might be related to a cyst but i wonder if he has a pilonidal cyst?
He needs to see his : Doctor. Pilonidal cyst is easily diagnosed following an examination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: Patients with pilonidal cysts may not have any symptoms at all. In others the cyst may become infected resulting in inflammation and pain. The infected cyst may grow and rupture into the surrounding tissue, forming an abscess. Infected pilonodal cysts/abscesses can cause severe pain, redness, swelling, and warmth of the skin of the tailbone area. Abscesses may cause fever and drainage of pus. ...Read more
Yes.: There are several surgical approaches to pilonidal cyst removal. The classic approach left a large open wound which healed in over time; recurrence was lower, but wound care was a problem. Newer approaches focus on smaller wounds and primarily closed wounds. More extensive procedures with flaps are generally reserved in the us for more extensive or recurrent disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
surgically excised: A pilonidal cyst, also referred to as a pilonidal abscess, pilonidal sinus or sacrococcygeal fistula, is a cyst or abscess near or on the natal cleft of the buttocks that often contains hair and skin debris. Sometimes, cyst is asymptomatic. Treatment may include antibiotic therapy, hot compresses and application of depilatory creams. In more severe cases, the cyst may need to be surgically excised. ...Read more
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
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