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Pilonidal Disease

Pilonidal disease is a condition that affects the skin and tissue around the tailbone (coccyx) and can cause chronic pain and discomfort. It commonly occurs in young adults and is more common in men than women.

Medical illustration of Pilonidal Disease, showing a cyst or abscess in the sacrococcygeal region.
Symptoms
Diagnosis
Risk Factors
Prevention

Symptoms of Pilonidal Disease

Symptoms of pilonidal disease may include pain and swelling in the affected area, drainage of pus or blood from a small opening, and the development of a visible or palpable mass. In some cases, the condition can lead to fever, chills, and a general feeling of malaise.

Diagnosis of Pilonidal Disease

Diagnosis of pilonidal disease is typically made through a physical examination of the affected area. In some cases, imaging tests such as ultrasound or MRI may be used to evaluate the extent of the infection.

Risk factors for Pilonidal Disease

Risk factors for pilonidal disease include a sedentary lifestyle, excess body hair, and a family history of the condition. Prevention measures include maintaining good hygiene practices and avoiding prolonged periods of sitting or pressure on the coccyx.

Prevention for Pilonidal Disease

Treatment for pilonidal disease typically involves surgical removal of the affected tissue, drainage of any abscesses, and antibiotics to prevent infection. Dr. Marines is an expert in Bascom Cleft Lift for the treatment of Pilonidal Disease. Bascom Cleft Lift has been shown in multiple studies to be better than many other types of procedures for complex Pilonidal Disease.

Treating Pilonidal Disease

Treatment for pilonidal disease typically involves surgical removal of the affected tissue, drainage of any abscesses, and antibiotics to prevent infection. Dr. Marines is an expert in Bascom Cleft Lift for the treatment of Pilonidal Disease. Bascom Cleft Lift has been shown in multiple studies to be better than many other types of procedures for complex Pilonidal Disease.

Why choose Dr. Marines for Pilonidal Disease treatment?

Dr. Diego Marines, a skilled colon and rectal surgeon in Houston, is an excellent choice for those seeking treatment for pilonidal disease. With years of experience and a dedication to using the latest techniques and technologies, Dr. Marines can provide patients with the highest level of care and help them achieve relief from the pain and discomfort associated with this condition.

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Bascom Cleft Lift.

Bascom Cleft Lift

It is a surgical procedure developed for the treatment of pilonidal disease that is an acute or chronic infection of the skin in the region of the buttock crease.

treatment for pilonidal

The treatment for the pilonidal cyst depends on the disease pattern. A complex or recurrent disease is often treated surgically.

Bascom Cleft Lift procedure

The Bascom cleft lift procedure involves the removal of scarred or pitted midline skin and skin from one side of the natal cleft. The abscess cavity is cleaned out, and the cavity wall rearranged to obliterate the cavity.

Bascom Cleft Lift result

The skin on the opposite side of the cleft is mobilized out past the edge of the natal cleft on the other side.

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Pilonidal Disease Frequently Asked Questions

What is pilonidal disease?
Pilonidal disease is a condition that affects the skin and tissue around the tailbone (coccyx) and can cause chronic pain and discomfort. It commonly occurs in young adults and is more common in men than women.
What are the symptoms of pilonidal disease?
Symptoms of pilonidal disease may include pain and swelling in the affected area, drainage of pus or blood from a small opening, and the development of a visible or palpable mass. In some cases, the condition can lead to fever, chills, and a general feeling of malaise.
How is pilonidal disease diagnosed?
Diagnosis of pilonidal disease is typically made through a physical examination of the affected area. In some cases, imaging tests such as ultrasound or MRI may be used to evaluate the extent of the infection.
What are the risk factors for pilonidal disease?
Risk factors for pilonidal disease include a sedentary lifestyle, excess body hair, and a family history of the condition. Prevention measures include maintaining good hygiene practices and avoiding prolonged periods of sitting or pressure on the coccyx.
What is the treatment for pilonidal disease?
Treatment for pilonidal disease typically involves surgical removal of the affected tissue, drainage of any abscesses, and antibiotics to prevent infection. Dr. Marines is an expert in Bascom Cleft Lift for the treatment of Pilonidal Disease. Bascom Cleft Lift has been shown in multiple studies to be better than many other types of procedures for complex Pilonidal Disease.

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