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Pilonidal Abscess (Fraser Health) [English] Permalink Public

You have a pilonidal cyst that has become infected near your tailbone, just above your buttocks. When infected it is called a pilonidal abscess. It usually results from ingrown hairs. (pilo means hair, nidal means collection) (English) Colour

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Body Location:
  • Skin, Hair, and Nails
Diagnosis and Therapy:
  • Rehabilitation and Recovery
Disorders and Conditions:
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Infection,
  • Buttocks,
  • Swollen,
  • Fever,
  • Abscess,
  • Cyst
  • All
  • Emergency
Revision Date:
October 05, 2012
1. Excision of Pilonidal Sinus (and/or Abcess), Post-operative Discharge Instructions, Abbotsford Regional Hosp, Fraser Health #255612 2. Pilonidal Abcess (2007), Fraser Health 3. Pilonidal Cyst (June 2010), Mayo Clinic , accessed March 26, 2012 (
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Image used with permission from VCH FB.723.D73 Drainage or Removal of a Pilonidal Sinus (Jan 2011) given July 10, 2012 Stephanie Boll, Manager, CIBC Centre for Patients and Families, Patient Health Ed Materials (PHEM)
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