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Revista Brasileira de Coloproctologia

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Abstract

BALSAMO, Flávia; BORGES, Alline Maciel Pinheiro  and  FORMIGA, Galdino José Sitonio. Pilonidal sinus: surgical treatment results with incision and curettage. Rev bras. colo-proctol. [online]. 2009, vol.29, n.3, pp. 325-328. ISSN 0101-9880.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-98802009000300006.

From January 1997 to December 2006, 213 patients with pilonidal sinus have undergone on surgical treatment with incision and curettage technique. We analyzed age, sex, the anesthetic and surgical procedures, recovery as well as healing time and follow up. We have concluded that incision and curettage in surgical treatment of pilonidal sinus is a good option, with quick recovery and an acceptable healing time.

Keywords : Pilonidal sinus; Curettage; Local anesthetic; Treatment; Healing.

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