Diagnosis, treatment and nursing management of patients with pilonidal sinus disease
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Diagnosis, treatment and nursing management of patients with pilonidal sinus disease

John Timmons Tissue viability nurse, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and clinical manager, Wounds UK

Pilonidal sinus disease is a common disorder that occurs in the cleavage between the buttocks and can cause discomfort and embarrassment for patients. It frequently recurs following surgery and requires time-consuming wound care. This article discusses the incidence, pathophysiology, clinical presentation and appropriate management of patients with the disease.

Nursing Standard. 21, 52,48-56. doi: 10.7748/ns2007.09.21.52.48.c6597

Correspondence

john.timmons@wounds-uk.com

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review