-Pilonidal disease occurs when hair becomes entrapped within a cyst in the sacrococcygeal region
-It is a common condition of the skin and subcutaneous tissue at or near the upper part of the natal cleft of the buttocks.
-It almost always occur in the midline but can have sinus tracts extending off the midline.
-It is typically chronic with recurrent drainage and inflammation,
-It is more common in teenage and young adult males.
-It is three times more common in men than in women.
-Risk factors: Deep natal cleft, obesity, increased hair density between the buttocks
Symptoms & Signs:
red, fluctuant, tender abscess in the gluteal cleft
History and Clinical examination is sufficient to diagnose this condition
Treatment: incision and drainage; Wound care
Q: What is the most common site of PD? Natal Cleft
Q: Describe the typical patient with PD? Teenager or young adult male