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How is the surgery for pilonidal cysts performed?
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There are various surgical options when it comes to pilonidal cyst excision.
In all, the entire cyst is removed. The wound is either closed with sutures, or is left to heal on its own over time. All patients should be informed that the wound healing process is notoriously slow, and often incomplete. Close follow up is needed. Recurrences are not uncommon. Ultimately however, the disease is cured.

In brief: See below.
There are various surgical options when it comes to pilonidal cyst excision.
In all, the entire cyst is removed. The wound is either closed with sutures, or is left to heal on its own over time. All patients should be informed that the wound healing process is notoriously slow, and often incomplete. Close follow up is needed. Recurrences are not uncommon. Ultimately however, the disease is cured.
Dr. Michael Zadeh
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Dr. Allen Kamrava
Surgery - Colorectal
In brief: Few different ways
Some procedures to look up: unroofing & marsupialization bascom procedure primary cyst excision rhomboid flap.

In brief: Few different ways
Some procedures to look up: unroofing & marsupialization bascom procedure primary cyst excision rhomboid flap.
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Dr. Allen Kamrava
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