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Document type:
Journal Article; Article 
Author(s):
Doll, D; Friederichs, J; Düsel, W; Fend, F; Petersen, S 
Title:
Surgery for asymptomatic pilonidal sinus disease. 
Abstract:
INTRODUCTION: Asymptomatic pilonidal sinus disease (PSD) discovered incidentally is regarded as a precursor of symptomatic disease, which is characterized by intradermal hair eliciting an inflammatory reaction. We aimed to investigate whether asymptomatic PSD already shows inflammation, though clinically inapparent, or represents a 'virgin' sinus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One thousand seven hundred and thirty-one medical records of patients presenting with primary PSD, which underwent surgery, wer...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Int J Colorectal Dis 
Year:
2008 
Journal volume:
23 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
839-44 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0179-1958 
TUM Institution:
Chirurgische Klinik und Poliklinik; Institut für Allgemeine Pathologie und Pathologische Anatomie