Hoyuelo pilonidal

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La fóvea pilonidal es una pequeña depresión o seno en el área sacra, justo en la parte superior del pliegue de las nalgas. Ésta puede también apreciarse como un tracto profundo en vez de una depresión llana, que termina en un seno que puede contener pelo. Durante la adolescencia la fóvea o tracto pilonidal puede infectarse formando una estructura parecida a un quiste, llamada quiste pilonidal. Estos quistes pilonidales pueden requerir drenaje quirúrgico o una extirpación total para evitar que se vuelvan a infectar.

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  • Last Reviewed on 11/07/2011
  • Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; Susan Storck, MD, FACOG, Chief, Eastside Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Bellevue, Washington; Clinical Teaching Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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