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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Doll, D; Matevossian, E; Wietelmann, K; Evers, T; Kriner, M; Petersen, S 
Title:
Family history of pilonidal sinus predisposes to earlier onset of disease and a 50% long-term recurrence rate. 
Abstract:
PURPOSE: It has long been suspected that a family history of pilonidal sinus disease may predispose to higher disease incidence. The influence of family history on recurrence rate has not been investigated. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the recurrence rate in patients with both a personal and a family history of pilonidal sinus disease. METHODS: A standardized telephone interview was used to retrospectively study 578 patients who underwent primary surgery between 1980 and 1996. Diffe...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Dis Colon Rectum 
Year:
2009 
Journal volume:
52 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
1610-5 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0012-3706 
TUM Institution:
Chirurgiesche Klinik und Poliklinik