Pilonidal Sinus Surgery

  • Bruce Waxman
  • Brendon J. CoventryEmail author
Part of the Surgery: Complications, Risks and Consequences book series (SCRC)


Although the pathophysiology of pilonidal sinus disease is not completely defined, the natural history, fundamental etiology, and principles of management are presented in this chapter to aid an understanding of the complications, risks, and consequences of the surgical procedures. For information concerning associated surgical procedures, refer to the relevant chapter and volume.


Operating Surgeon Lateral Decubitus Position Pilonidal Sinus Main Complication Rotation Flap 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Academic Surgical UnitMonash University, Monash Health and Southern Clinical SchoolDandenongAustralia
  2. 2.Discipline of SurgeryRoyal Adelaide Hospital, University of AdelaideAdelaideAustralia

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