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Document type:
journal 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, were...    »
 
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:
Chirurgiesche Klinik und Poliklinik; r Allgemeine Pathologie und pathologische Anatomie