Research Article| Volume 57, ISSUE 2, P244-246, February 1965

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Hospital versus outpatient treatment of pilonidal sinus

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        1. A comparison of two methods of treating pilonidal abscesses and sinuses is presented from the author's personal series.
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        2. The patients treated in the hospital under saddle anesthesia showed considerable morbidity, as measured by the number of complications and the length of hospitalization.
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        3. The outpatient treatment was just as effective (based on a short follow-up) and much more satisfactory to the patients, who could continue their normal activities with little inconvenience or pain.
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