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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2012, Article ID 310187, 3 pages
Case Report

Pilonidal Disease Mimicking Fistula-in-Ano in a 15-Year-Old Female

Department of Surgery, Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics, 2401 Gillham Road, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA

Received 22 April 2012; Accepted 15 August 2012

Academic Editors: J. M. Bernal, D. Mantas, and A. R. Novotny

Copyright © 2012 Corey W. Iqbal et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Pilonidal disease typically presents with an abscess or intermittent pain and drainage in the sacrococcygeal region during the pubertal years. Further examination typically reveals pits in the midline of the sacrococcyx area due to entrapment of hair with recurrent entrapment, infection, and drainage. The following paper describes an unusual presentation of a pilonidal cyst with fissure and perianal drainage.