Carcinoma arising in pilonidal sinuses.

  title={Carcinoma arising in pilonidal sinuses.},
  author={S J Pilipshen and Glenda Gray and Elizabeth Goldsmith and Peter Dineen},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  volume={193 4},
Pilonidal carcinoma is an infrequent complication of pilonidal disease. The surgeon's suspicion should be raised in cases of longstanding pilonidal inflammation. The disease occurs most frequently in men. The lesion is often a well-differentiated squamous carcinoma. Wide excisions at the initial procedure following a brief period of local wound care, is the optimum treatment and increases the chances for a five-year survival. Definitive closure of the defect is delayed and accomplished by… CONTINUE READING
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