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Nape of the neck: an unusual site for pilonidal sinus

Gupta Gulzar*, Garg Ramneesh, Shah Sheerin, Garg Nikhil


Pilonidal sinus literally means nest of hair in a sinus. Though most commonly seen in sacro coccygeal area, it rarely occurs in other areas like nape of neck or penile shaft. We report a similar case of pilonidal sinus occurring in the nape of the neck. This 36-year male had a history of purulent discharge at the involved site 3 years back. Pilonidal sinus was a histo pathological diagnosis.


pilonidal sinus; nape of neck; excision

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