Definitive management of acute pilonidal abscess by loop diathermy excision

Baruch Shpitz, Zvi Kaufman, Alex Kantarovsky, Antonio Reina, Alex Dinbar*

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Abstract

A simple technique of definitive management of acute pilonidal abscess is described. The procedure consists of incision with drainage of pus followed by controlled excision of diseased tissue and lateral sinuses, using a loop diathermy. It allows one-stage definitive management of both acute pilonidal abscess and chronic pilonidal sinuses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)441-442
Number of pages2
JournalDiseases of the Colon and Rectum
Volume33
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1990

Keywords

  • Acute pilonidal disease
  • Pilonidal disease
  • Surgical technique

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