Cyst, pilonidal

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Medical Definition of Cyst, pilonidal

Cyst, pilonidal: An abscess that occurs in the cleft between the buttocks. Pilonidal cysts form frequently in adolescence after long trips that involve sitting, and they may be painful. Treatment frequently involves surgery if not responsive to heat applications and antibiotics.


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Reviewed on 7/1/2016

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