International Urology and Nephrology

, Volume 38, Issue 3–4, pp 607–608 | Cite as

Penis: An unusual site for pilonidal sinus

  • Amrith Raj Rao
  • Mohit Sharma
  • Mabel Thyveetil
  • Omer MA Karim


Pilonidal Sinus affects different regions of the body, gluteal cleft being the most common. This condition affecting the penis is extremely rare with only a few case reports around the world. It is prone for complications like infection, actinomycosis, abscess formation, erectile dysfunction and phimosis amongst others. We present a case of Pilonidal sinus of the penis where a pre-operative diagnosis was made and appropriate treatment in the form of circumcision prevented complications.


Circumcision Complications Penis Pilonidal sinus 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amrith Raj Rao
    • 1
  • Mohit Sharma
    • 1
  • Mabel Thyveetil
    • 2
  • Omer MA Karim
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of UrologyWexham Park HospitalSloughUK
  2. 2.Department of PathologyWexham Park HospitalSloughUK

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