What is included in the long-term monitoring of patients with 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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With excision of pilonidal disease and healing by secondary intention, the open wounds left after surgery require aggressive management in the form of frequent dressing changes, cleansing, hair removal, and close observation by the patient and surgeon.

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