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Pilonidal Cyst (cont.)

Pilonidal Cysts Prognosis

Although some patients may experience recurrence of pilonidal disease, in general the long-term prognosis is excellent. In the rare case of squamous cell carcinoma development, prognosis will vary according to different factors and should be discussed with your physician. Mortality (death) from pilonidal disease is extremely rare.

Medically reviewed by Joseph Palermo, DO; American Osteopathic Board Certified Internal Medicine


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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/13/2014

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Pilonidal disease was first reported in 1833. Sacrococcygeal pilonidal sinus is a common disorder among young adults.

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