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Treatment of pilonidal sinus by phenol injection.

Authors
  • Kelly, S B
  • Graham, W J
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Ulster medical journal
Publication Date
Apr 01, 1989
Volume
58
Issue
1
Pages
56–59
Identifiers
PMID: 2773172
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This report reviews the treatment of pilonidal sinus by phenol injection in 54 patients. Forty-four patients were treated initially by phenol injection and this was successful in 70%. The median number of injections per patient was one (range 1-5) with a median hospital stay per injection of two days (range 1-17 days). The median time to complete healing for patients treated by injection alone was two months (range 1-32 months). These results compare very favourably with more radical methods of treatment.

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