Excision of pilonidal cyst or sinus; complicated

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What is an Excision of Pilonidal Cyst or Sinus; Complicated?

An Excision of Pilonidal Cyst or Sinus; Complicated is a medical procedure used to remove a cyst or sinus from the bottom of the tailbone (coccyx). The cyst or sinus is present in the pilonidal region, which is in between the two buttocks.

Why would I get an Excision of Pilonidal Cyst or Sinus; Complicated?

This procedure is usually performed complication only when other treatments have failed. Common issues that may lead to an Excision of Pilonidal Cyst or Sinus; Complicated include an infected cyst or sinus, an abscess that has become large, and recurrent disease.

What happens during an Excision of Pilonidal Cyst or Sinus; Complicated?

During the Excision of Pilonidal Cyst or Sinus; Complicated, the area near the coccyx may be numbed with a local anesthetic. The doctor will then use a scalpel to cut away the cyst and sinus, as well as any underlying tissue. Depending on the severity of the issue, the doctor may also need to remove some of the surrounding tissue.

What to expect after an Excision of Pilonidal Cyst or Sinus; Complicated?

After the procedure, the doctor may recommend different ways of healing, such as packing the wound with a medicated gauze or keeping the wound open. Depending on the severity of the issue, the doctor may opt to perform reconstruction surgery and place a skin graft in the area to reduce the risk of infection.

Conclusion

Excision of Pilonidal Cyst or Sinus; Complicated is a medical procedure designed to remove a cyst or sinus in the pilonidal region. Treatment with this procedure is done when other treatments have failed and the cyst or sinus has become infected or very large. During the procedure, the doctor may need to cut away the cyst, sinus, and surrounding tissue. In some cases, reconstruction surgery and skin grafts may be recommended afterwards to reduce the risk of infection.

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