What are the contraindications for the treatment of pilonidal disease?

Updated: Jun 11, 2018
  • Author: M Chance Spalding, DO, PhD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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Answer

No specific contraindications exist for the treatment of pilonidal disease. Acute infections should be drained; however, when more extensive procedures are required, every effort should be made to perform these in a noninfected field.

Practice parameters for the management of this disease have been developed by the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. [See Guidelines.


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