Diseases of the Colon & Rectum

, Volume 33, Issue 5, pp 441–442 | Cite as

Definitive management of acute pilonidal abscess by loop diathermy excision

  • Baruch Shpitz
  • Zvi Kaufman
  • Alex Kantarovsky
  • Antonio Reina
  • Alex Dinbar
Technical Notes

Abstract

A simple technique of definitive management of acute pilonidal abscess is described. The procedure consists of incision with drainage of pus followed by controlled excision of diseased tissue and lateral sinuses, using a loop diathermy. It allows one-stage definitive management of both acute pilonidal abscess and chronic pilonidal sinuses.

Keywords

Pilonidal disease Acute pilonidal disease Surgical technique 

References

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Copyright information

© American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Baruch Shpitz
    • 1
    • 2
  • Zvi Kaufman
    • 1
    • 2
  • Alex Kantarovsky
    • 1
    • 2
  • Antonio Reina
    • 1
    • 2
  • Alex Dinbar
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Surgery BMeir General Hospital Kfar SabaIsrael
  2. 2.The Tel Aviv University Sackler Faculty of MedicineTel AvivIsrael

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