Surgery plus freezing as a technique for treating pilonidal disease

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Pilonidal disease in 12 patients was treated by a technique of incision and cryosurgery. All patients had complete healing and no recurrence after the 12 months of follow up. The advantage of abbreviated hospitalization is obvious and the early return to activities of daily living greatly appreciated by the patient. This procedure is recommended as a means of thoroughly treating disease with little morbidity.

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