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15 Mar 2003

pilonidal cyst
Dear Doctor
My son of seventeen has just been diagnosed with a pilonidal cyst. The surgeon has recommended that is be surgically removed and stitched closed for twelve days with stitches that pull tighter thereby closing the area and preventing a possible reoccurrence. From the letters I have read posted on the web the probability of a recurrence seems quite high. What is the latest best option for this problem?
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01 Jan 0001

Charlie, complete surgical removal is still the treatment of choice. The chances of it repeating after it was completely removed, are slim. Good luck.
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