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A pilonidal cyst is a closed sac under the skin at the top of the crease between the buttocks. Mild cases may be managed by keeping the area free of hair, such as shaving the area once a month.
Other treatment methods for pilonidal cysts include:
Last Revised: November 15, 2011
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & C. Dale Mercer, MD, FRCSC, FACS - General Surgery
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