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.
21, 52, 48-56.
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