Study compares outcomes for "Jeep riders' disease" treatments

11/19/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

Patients whose pilonidal disease was treated by excision and primary closure had a complication rate of 62.2%, compared with a 20% complication rate for patients treated with incision and drainage, according to a study of military personnel published in the American Journal of Surgery. The complication rate for patients treated with excision alone was 24.6%, and patients treated with excision and marsupialization experienced a 27.3% complication rate. The researchers also found that black patients were more susceptible to recurrence.

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