[Is preventive epilation following sacral dermoid operation useful or ineffective?].

@article{Stirnemann1983IsPE,
  title={[Is preventive epilation following sacral dermoid operation useful or ineffective?].},
  author={H. R. Stirnemann and B Blasimann},
  journal={Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift fur alle Gebiete der operativen Medizen},
  year={1983},
  volume={54 8},
  pages={548-9}
}
Following operation for pilonidal sinus, 79 patients were followed up for 1-10 years. The ratio male/female was 6 to 1. The majority of the patients had overweight. After primary closure of the wound, 62% healed without and 38% with infection. There were 15 recurrencies (19%) noted in this series. Consequent regular epilation was advised following the… CONTINUE READING